How come when you heat wax and stick it in water it explodes?
This is a science lab i did in class and my teacher is giving out extra credit if i can figure out why the wax combusted. I already know that vaporised water forces the liquid wax into the air, but why does it go on fire. Thanks.
I am wondering why when the wax is put into the water fire shoots out. Their is then a huge wax explosion.