Paraffin Wax

An alkane obtained as a residue from the distillation of petroleum it is a waxy substance that is a mixture of alkanes with chains containing 18 to 36 carbon atoms.


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Density 900 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 330 KClip
Linear expansivity 0.00011 K-1Clip
Specific heat capacity 2140 to 2900 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Thermal conductivity 0.25 Wm-1K-1Clip
Dielectric constant 2.2 Clip
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See also: Oil, Wax.

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Subjects: Chemistry