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Solution: Three of the reactions that occur when the paraffin of a candle (typical formula C21H44) burns are as follows:(1) Complete combustion forms CO2 and water vapor.(2) Incomplete combustion forms CO and w

Problem

Three of the reactions that occur when the paraffin of a candle (typical formula C21H44) burns are as follows:
(1) Complete combustion forms CO2 and water vapor.
(2) Incomplete combustion forms CO and water vapor.
(3) Some wax is oxidized to elemental C (soot) and water vapor.

Find q (in kJ) when 8.00% by mass of the candle burns incompletely and 5.00% by mass of it undergoes soot formation.