Definisi 'paraffin'

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noun
1 from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings Terjemahkan
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2 a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2) Terjemahkan
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3 (British usage) kerosine Terjemahkan
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4 A white waxy substance, resembling spermaceti, tasteless and odorless, and obtained from coal tar, wood tar, petroleum, etc., by distillation. It is used as an illuminant and lubricant. It is very inert, not being acted upon by most of the strong chemical reagents. It was formerly regarded as a definite compound, but is now known to be a complex mixture of several higher hydrocarbons of the methane or marsh-gas series; hence, by extension, any substance, whether solid, liquid, or gaseous, of the same chemical series; thus coal gas and kerosene consist largely of paraffins. Terjemahkan
source: webster1913


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