Paraffin Oil

A term describing a whole series of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons, also known as alkane hydrocarbons.


Symbol
CnH2n+2

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Density 800 kgm-3Clip
Flash Point 472 KClip
Specific heat capacity 2130 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Latent heat of fusion 147000 Jkg-1Clip
Thermal conductivity 0.15 Wm-1K-1Clip
Refractive index 1.43 at 589.3nm 101.3kPa 0CClip
Dielectric constant 2.2 Clip
Acoustic wave velocity (longitudinal bulk waves) 1450 ms-1Clip
Bulk Modulus of Rigidity 1620000000 Nm-2Clip
Surface Tension 0.026 Nm-1Clip
Viscosity 1 Nsm-2Clip
Kinematic Viscosity 0.00125 m2s-1Clip
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See also: Oil, Young, James.

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Subjects: Chemistry