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For discussions concerning animal, plant, or synthetic wax. Posts regarding its properties, uses, synthesis, and reactions are appropriate.

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Can I increase the melting point of paraffin wax over 100 degrees celsius [closed]

Can I increase the melting point of paraffin wax over 100 degrees celsius at room temperature and pressure.
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Why is the the temperature change due to the combustion of paraffin wax so high (10000 Kelvin)? [closed]

I'm trying to work out the temperature change (I got something like 10k Kelvin,hotter than the Sun's core...) caused by the combustion of paraffin wax which has a molar enthalpy of combustion $E^{wax}...
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What additive can I add to Jelly Wax/Gel Wax to increase its cooling time/setting time?

Jelly Wax. Jelly wax, also commonly known as gel wax, is a clear, dimensionally stable, jelly-like material made from specially processed mineral oils. It can be used to create a variety of special ...
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Lowering the boiling point of wax

Wax comes in all kinds (paraffin, bee wax, palm oil wax, gel wax, ...) but since it's usually a mixture of different carbonated chains, its physical properties vary a lot from one manufacturer to ...
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How to make an alkaline wax mixture?

I want to treat a wax so that it has an alkaline pH of at least 10. I tried just mixing sodium hydroxide with beeswax but the sodium hydroxide reacted with the beeswax and changed its properties. I ...
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