Paraffin vs Olefin - What's the difference?

paraffin | olefin |


As nouns the difference between paraffin and olefin

is that paraffin is paraffin, alkane while olefin is olefin.

paraffin

English

Alternative forms

* paraffine

Noun

(wikipedia paraffin) (en noun)
  • (British) A petroleum based thin and colorless fuel oil, (kerosene in US English).
  • * 1919 ,
  • She poured paraffin on the dry floors and on the pandanus-mats, and then she set fire.
  • (chemistry) Any member of the alkane hydrocarbons.
  • paraffin wax.
  • Derived terms

    * chloroparaffin

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To impregnate or treat with paraffin
  • olefin

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any of a class of unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbons such as ethylene; an alkene with only one carbon-carbon double bond.
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