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What are the differnet types of wax?
Question Date: 2010-11-03
Answer 1:

Historically, candles would be made of bees' wax, but now I think the wax is produced industrially. I do not know the procedure, or what kinds of wax are used. A wax is basically any hydrocarbon that is too large to be molten at room temperature (if it were, it would be called an oil).

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