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Definition of Paraffin
ParaffinParaffin Par"af*fin, Paraffine Par"af*fine, n. [F.
paraffine, fr. L. parum too little + affinis akin. So named
in allusion to its chemical inactivity.] (Chem.)
A white waxy substance, resembling spermaceti, tasteless and
odorless, and obtained from coal tar, wood tar, petroleum,
etc., by distillation. It is used as an illuminant and
lubricant. It is very inert, not being acted upon by most of
the strong chemical reagents. It was formerly regarded as a
definite compound, but is now known to be a complex mixture
of several higher hydrocarbons of the methane or marsh-gas
series; hence, by extension, any substance, whether solid,
liquid, or gaseous, of the same chemical series; thus coal
gas and kerosene consist largely of paraffins.
Note: In the present chemical usage this word is spelt
paraffin, but in commerce it is commonly spelt
Native paraffin. See Ozocerite.
Paraffin series. See Methane series, under Methane.
Meaning of Paraffin from wikipedia
wax, a white
that is used as a lubricant
and for other applications Liquid paraffin
wax (or petroleum
wax) is a soft colorless solid derived
from petroleum, coal or shale
oil that consists
of a mixture
- Liquid paraffin
, also known
as paraffinum liquidum
or Russian mineral
oil, is a very highly refined mineral
oil used in cosmetics
and medicine. Cosmetic...
oil may refer
to: (in British
, called kerosene
in North American English
(in North American
English) any of various
- Kerosene, also known
, lamp oil, and coal oil (an obsolete
term), is a combustible hydrocarbon liquid which
from petroleum. It is...
- Liquid paraffin
to: Liquid paraffin
oil In chemistry, a mixture
jelly, petrolatum, white
petrolatum, soft paraffin
, or multi-hydrocarbon, CAS number
8009-03-8, is a semi-solid mixture
media. For light
wax is the most frequently
with water, the main constituent...
- Chlorinated paraffins
(CPs) are complex mixtures
n-alkanes. The chlorination degree
of CPs can vary between
30 and 70 wt%. CPs are...
- In organic
chemistry, an alkane, or paraffin
name that also has other
meanings), is an acyclic saturated
hydrocarbon. In other
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