Word equation: Wax + Oxygen gas → Carbon dioxide + Water
Type of Chemical Reaction: For this reaction we have a combustion reaction.
Balancing Strategies: This is the equation for the combustion of wax. It looks complicated because of the large numbers but actually isn't too difficult.
When you start, sure to count the all of the oxygen atoms on the product side of the equation. There are a total of three in the (in the CO2 and H2O).