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What are the three most common types of candles?
Question Date: 2012-01-06
Answer 1:

Nearly all candles are made from paraffin. Paraffin is a by-product of the distillation of petroleum, or crude oil. Paraffin refers to a class of hydrocarbons known as alkanes compounds with only carboncarbon and carbonhydrogen single bonds. Methane (CH4), propane (C3H8), and octane (C8H18) are other examples of alkanes. Paraffin compounds have more than 20 carbon atoms per molecule. Paraffin is actually a mixture of several different heavier hydrocarbons.

Candles come in a bewildering array of sizes, shapes, colors, and scents. The three most common types of candles are the basic container candles, the layered container candles, and the marbled container candles. For more information, please look at the next websites, which have interesting information for your question.


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