What type of reaction occurs when a candle is burned?

1 Answer
Mar 5, 2017

Answer:

#"A combustion reaction............"#

Explanation:

Entrained in the wax is combustible ethylene, which combusts according to the equation:

#H_2C=CH_2(g) + 3O_2(g) rarr 2CO_2(g) + 2H_2O(l) +Delta#