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Write a word and balanced chemical equation for a burning candle.

I know that the paraffin in the candle has the formula C20H42 , but I don't know what else to do...

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  1. You are oxidizing (burning) the wax. The C is oxidized to CO2 and the H is oxidized to H2O.
    C20H42 + O2 ==> CO2 + H2O.
    I'll leave it for you to balance.
    The word equation is
    paraffin wax added to oxygen yields carbon dioxide plus water.

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  2. what is the balanced equasion

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  3. hi can you write the whole .meaning for the words

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  4. CxHy +z O2 -----> x CO2 + y/2 H2O

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  5. thanks

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