Definition of Paraffins

1. Noun. (plural of paraffin) ¹



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Definition of Paraffins

1. paraffin [v] - See also: paraffin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paraffins

parafermionic
parafermions
paraffin cancer
paraffin embedding
paraffin oil
paraffin scale
paraffin tumour
paraffin wax
paraffined
paraffines
paraffinic
paraffining
paraffinoma
paraffins (current term)
paraffle
paraffles
paraflagella
paraflagellate
paraflagellum
parafle
parafles
parafoil
parafoils
parafollicular
parafollicular cells
paraform
paraformaldehyde
paraformer

Literary usage of Paraffins

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1. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"Liquid paraffins occur together with solid products in very large quantities in the products of the distillation of coal or of bituminous shales containing ..."

2. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"paraffins.—The paraffins possessing the smallest reactivity remain behind after removal of all the other hydrocarbons. They are, however, liable to be ..."

3. Fownes' Manual of Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1878)
"The paraffins of the higher orders are found, together with those already mentioned, in natural petroleum, and in the light oils obtained by the iction of ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"From a certain value of n upwards we find ourselves amongst the paraffins proper, which are solids, more or less easily fusible, but not, in general, ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"Haloid Derivatives of the paraffins. (1166) The action of chlorine converts the ... In the preparation of the monochlorinated paraffins, higher substituted ..."

6. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1886)
"On subsequently adding water or solution of soda, separating the residual oil from the aqueous liquid, and distilling the former, the unchanged paraffins ..."

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