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A mixture of acyclic alkanes (saturated hydrocarbons) is used as paraffin. Paraffins are fluid, oily or waxy, flammable, odorless and tasteless, non-toxic and electrically insulating, water-repellent, can be melted together with fats and waxes and are inert to many chemicals.
The possible uses of paraffin are very diverse due to its properties and non-toxicity. One of the areas of application is the use as a fuel. Here it is used, for example, in candles, oil lamps, grill lighters and as a solid propellant for hybrid rockets.
In addition, it is used for sealing, care and preservation.
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