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Discussion Forum : Basic General Knowledge - Section 2 (Q.No. 34)
In which of the following pairs, the two substances forming the pair are chemically most dissimilar?
Sugar and paper
Butter and paraffin wax
Chalk and marble
Charcoal and diamond
Answer: Option
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SHUVAM SAR said:   3 years ago
Butter is an unsaturated compound or an olefin in contrast to wax which is a saturated compound. So butter will show more reactivity for reactants. As such, they show different chemical nature.

Krish said:   6 years ago
Thanks for the explanation.

Chandan said:   7 years ago
-> Sugar and Paper are both Carbohydrates.
-> Paraffin wax is a white to colourless soft solid derived from petroleum coal and is mixture of hydrocarbon molecules whereas Butter is lipid/fat.
-> Chalk and Marble are CaCO3.
-> Charcoal and Diamonds are allotropes of Carbon.

All other have similar composition except the answer pair.

Varshini said:   7 years ago
What is meant by paraffin wax? where it is available?

What is the use of this?

Ani said:   7 years ago
You are right @Madhu.

Lucky lxman said:   8 years ago
What is ment by praffen wax?

Moumita said:   9 years ago
Thanks for explanation.

Lloyd said:   1 decade ago
Paper and sugar have glucose as the basic unit, chalk and marble is calcium carbonate, charcoal and diamond both have carbon.

Alkesh said:   1 decade ago
Absolutely right madhu

Madhu said:   1 decade ago
Butter is made from milk. Whereas paraffin wax is extracetd from petroleum. Hence butter and parffin wax are most dissimilar.

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