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Discussion Forum : General Science - Synthetic Materials (Q.No. 22)
Which one of the following is the petroleum wax?
Paraffin wax
Jonoba wax
Carnauba wax
Bees wax
Answer: Option
Paraffin wax is obtained from petroleum by dewaxing light lubricating oil stocks. It is used in candles, wax paper, polishes, cosmetics, and electrical insulators. It assists in extracting perfumes from flowers, forms a base for medical ointments, and supplies a waterproof coating for wood. In wood and paper matches, it helps to ignite the matchstick by supplying an easily vaporized hydrocarbon fuel.
3 comments Page 1 of 1.

Srijith said:   1 decade ago
Paraffin Wax is last product formed in the fractional distillation column of petroleum.

Sanjeev Sharma said:   8 years ago
Please give me the information of Jonoba wax.

Upendrarao said:   6 years ago
What is paraffin wax?

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