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Thesaurus Term : Paraffin Wax

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Paraffin wax is a white or colorless soft solid derivable from petroleum, coal or oil shale. with a typical melting point between about 37 and 68 °C (99 and 154 °F). Common applications for paraffin wax include lubrication, electrical insulation, and candles. It is distinct from kerosene, another petroleum product that is sometimes called paraffin. Paraffin wax is an excellent material for storing heat. This property is exploited in modified drywall for home building material: a certain type of wax (with the right melting point) is infused in the drywall during manufacture so that it melts during the day, absorbing heat, and solidifies again at night, releasing the heat.
Paraffin Wax
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