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WHY do zinc wicks burn cool?

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Ive searched here and the net.... We all say zincs burn cool, but WHY? Any chemists or super smart people out there that would know the answer? Just been bugging me lol

Ok I am going to take a stab here....I believe this was answered before. With the cotton core wicks they have a cotton core which is more flamable than a zinc core so it tends to burn faster/hotter. The zinc has cotton wrappings but the core is still zinc which is harder to burn than the cotton counter part. Hopefully this is right....that is what I believe I read somewhere else.

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