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Wax has traditionally referred to a substance that is secreted by bees (beeswax) and used by them in constructing their honeycombs. Wax may be: Wax, a chemical compound Wax (rock band), an American band Wax (pop band), a British band Wax (singer), a Korean singer Category: ... For other uses, see Western honey bee and Bee (disambiguation). ... For the rock song by Nirvana, see Beeswax (song). ... For other uses, see Honeycomb (disambiguation). ...


It is an imprecisely defined term generally understood to be a substance with properties similar to beeswax, namely For the rock song by Nirvana, see Beeswax (song). ...

Waxes may be natural secretions of plants or animals, artificially produced by purification from natural petroleum or completely synthetic. In addition to beeswax, carnauba (a plant epicuticular wax) and paraffin (a petroleum wax) are commonly encountered waxes which occur naturally. Earwax is an oily substance found in the human ear. Some artificial materials such as silicone wax that exhibit similar properties are also described as wax or waxy. For other uses, see Plasticity. ... Look up malleability in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The melting point of a solid is the temperature range at which it changes state from solid to liquid. ... For other uses, see FAT. Fats consist of a wide group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water. ... Synthetic motor oil being poured. ... For other uses, see Viscosity (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Plastic (disambiguation). ... Solubility is a chemical property referring to the ability for a given substance, the solute, to dissolve in a solvent. ... In chemistry, hydrophobic or lipophilic species, or hydrophobes, tend to be electrically neutral and nonpolar, and thus prefer other neutral and nonpolar solvents or molecular environments. ... For the rock song by Nirvana, see Beeswax (song). ... Carnauba is a wax derived from the leaves of a plant native to northeastern Brazil, the Carnauba Palm (Copernica cerifera). ... In Botany the Plant cuticle is covered by epicuticular wax mainly consisting of straight-chain aliphatic hydrocarbons with a variety of substituted groups. ... For other uses, see Paraffin (disambiguation). ... Wet-type human earwax on a cotton swab. ... For other uses, see Ear (disambiguation). ...

Commercial honeycomb foundation, made by pressing beeswax between patterned metal rollers.
Commercial honeycomb foundation, made by pressing beeswax between patterned metal rollers.

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Wax chemistry

Chemically, a wax is a type of lipid that may contain a wide variety of long-chain alkanes, esters, polyesters and hydroxy esters of long-chain primary alcohols and fatty acids. They are usually distinguished from fats by the lack of triglyceride esters of glycerin (propan-1,2,3-triol) and three fatty acids. In addition to the esters that contribute to the high melting point and hardness of carnauba wax, the epicuticular waxes of plants are mixtures of substituted long-chain aliphatic hydrocarbons, containing alkanes, fatty acids, primary and secondary alcohols, diols, ketones, aldehydes.[1] Paraffin waxes are hydrocarbons, mixtures of alkanes usually in a homologous series of chain lengths. Some common lipids. ... An alkane in organic chemistry is a type of hydrocarbon in which the molecule has the maximum possible number of hydrogen atoms and so has no double bonds (they are saturated). ... For the Biblical Ester, see Esther. ... SEM picture of a bend in a high surface area polyester fiber with a seven-lobed cross section Polyester (aka Terylene) is a category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain. ... In general usage, alcohol (from Arabic al-khwl الكحول, or al-ghawl الغول) refers almost always to ethanol, also known as grain alcohol, and often to any beverage that contains ethanol (see alcoholic beverage). ... Not to be confused with fats. ... For other uses, see FAT. Fats consist of a wide group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water. ... {{refimprove|date=October 2007} Ausra yra maza mergaite. ... Glycerin, also well known as glycerine and glycerol, and less commonly as 1,2,3-propanetriol, 1,2,3-trihydroxypropane, glyceritol, and glycyl alcohol is a colorless, odorless, hygroscopic, and sweet-tasting viscous liquid. ... In Botany the Plant cuticle is covered by epicuticular wax mainly consisting of straight-chain aliphatic hydrocarbons with a variety of substituted groups. ... In chemistry, non-aromatic and non-cyclic (acyclic) organic compounds are called aliphatic. ... A 3-dimensional rendered Ball-and-stick model of the methane molecule. ... Chemical structure of methane, the simplest alkane Alkanes, also known as paraffins, are chemical compounds that consist only of the elements carbon (C) and hydrogen (H) (i. ... In general usage, alcohol (from Arabic al-khwl الكحول, or al-ghawl الغول) refers almost always to ethanol, also known as grain alcohol, and often to any beverage that contains ethanol (see alcoholic beverage). ... A diol is a chemical compound containing two hydroxyl groups (-OH groups). ... Ketone group A ketone (pronounced as key tone) is either the functional group characterized by a carbonyl group (O=C) linked to two other carbon atoms or a chemical compound that contains this functional group. ... An aldehyde. ... A 3-dimensional rendered Ball-and-stick model of the methane molecule. ... An alkane in organic chemistry is a type of hydrocarbon in which the molecule has the maximum possible number of hydrogen atoms and so has no double bonds (they are saturated). ... In chemistry, a homologous series is a series of organic compounds with a similar general formula, possessing similar chemical properties due to the presence of the same functional group, and shows a gradation in physical properties as a result of increase in molecular size and mass (see relative molecular mass). ...


Uses of wax

Waxes are used to impregnate and coat paper and card, to waterproof it or make it resistant to staining, or to modify its surface properties. Waxes are also used in wax polishes for furniture and other wood products, footwear and vehicles, as mould release agents in mould making, as a coating for Edam and Gouda cheeses, and to waterproof leather and fabric. Wax has been used since antiquity as a temporary, removable model in lost-wax casting of gold, silver and other materials. Waxes and hard fats such as tallow have long been use to make candles, used for lighting and decoration in a number of religious traditions, including Christianity and Hinduism. Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights which centers on the lighting of candles, dates back to 165 BCE. There are several Biblical references to candles, and the Emperor Constantine is reported to have called for the use of candles during an Easter service in the 4th century CE. Candles continue to be used to by Christians in worship as symbols of the light of Christ. Candles have also played a role in paganism, in Wiccan ceremonies, and in modern humanist festivals. Wax candles were also used in secular life for lighting, signals in warfare, safety in travel and for time keeping, and are still in popular use today to provide soft lighting for meals and other social activities. Wax with coloured pigments added has been used as a medium in encaustic painting, and is used today in the manufacture of crayons and coloured pencils. Carbon paper, used for making duplicate typewritten documents was coated with carbon black suspended in wax, typically montan wax, but has largely been superseded by photocopiers and computer printers. In another context, lipstick and mascara are blends of various fats and waxes coloured with pigments, and both beeswax and lanolin are used in other cosmetics. Also, the sports of surfing, skiing, snowboarding and skateboarding often use wax to enhance the performance. See Mojo wax. Wood finishing refers to the process of embellishing and/or protecting the surface. ... For other uses, see Wood (disambiguation). ... An open can of Kiwi shoe polish with a side-mounted opening mechanism visible at the top of the photo. ... Fiberglass molding is a process in which fiberglass reinforced resin plastics are formed into useful shapes. ... Country of origin The Netherlands Region, town Edam-Volendam, Edam Source of milk Cows Pasteurised Yes Texture Semi-hard Aging time up to 10 months Certification No Edam cheese (Edammer in Dutch) is a Dutch cheese that is traditionally sold as spheres with pale yellow interior and a coat of... Country of origin The Netherlands Region, town South Holland, Gouda Source of milk Cows Pasteurized Yes Texture semi-hard Aging time 4-18 months Certification  ?? Gouda is a yellowish Dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda. ... Casting is a process by which a material is introduced into a mold while it is liquid, allowed to solidify in the shape inside the mold, and then removed producing a fabricated object, part, or casing. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... This article is about the chemical element. ... Tallow is rendered beef or mutton fat, processed from suet. ... For other uses, see Candle (disambiguation). ... Chanukah (חנכה ḥănukkāh, or חנוכה ḥănūkkāh) is a Jewish holiday, also known as the Festival of lights. ... BCE is a TLA that may stand for: Before the Common Era, date notation equivalent to BC (e. ... This article concerns secularity, that is, being secular, in various senses. ... A 6th-century encaustic icon from Saint Catherines Monastery, Mount Sinai. ... For other uses, see Crayon (disambiguation). ... This article is about the handwriting instrument. ... A sheet of carbon paper, coating side down. ... Mechanical desktop typewriters, such as this Underwood Five, were long time standards of government agencies, newsrooms, and sales offices. ... Carbon black is a material, today usually produced by the incomplete combustion of petroleum products. ... Montan wax, also known as lignite wax, is a hard wax obtained by solvent extraction of certain types of lignite or brown coal. ... A small, much-used Xerox copier in a high school library. ... A computer printer, or more commonly a printer, produces a hard copy (permanent human-readable text and/or graphics) of documents stored in electronic form, usually on physical print media such as paper or transparencies. ... Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that applies color and texture to the lips. ... A mascara tube and a wand applicator Mascara is a cosmetic used to darken, thicken and define eyelashes. ... For the rock song by Nirvana, see Beeswax (song). ... Lanolin, also called Adeps Lanae, wool wax, wool fat, or wool grease, a greasy yellow substance from wool-bearing animals, acts as a skin ointment, water-proofing wax, and raw material (such as in shoe polish). ... Make-up redirects here. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... Snowboarder dropping a cornice. ... Skateboarders Skateboarding is the act of riding on and performing tricks with a skateboard. ...


Wax types

Animal waxes

For the rock song by Nirvana, see Beeswax (song). ... The honeybee is a colonial insect that is often maintained, fed, and transported by farmers. ... Chinese wax is a white to yellowish-white, gelatinous, crystalline water-insoluble substance obtained from the wax secreted by certain insects. ... Families Aclerdidae Asterolecaniidae Beesoniidae Carayonemidae Cerococcidae Coccidae Conchaspididae Dactylopiidae Diaspididae Electrococcidae Eriococcidae Grimaldiellidae Halimococcidae Inkaidae Jersicoccidae Kermesidae Kerriidae Kukaspididae Labiococcidae Lecanodiaspididae Margarodidae Micrococcidae Ortheziidae Phenacoleachiidae Phoenicococcidae Pseudococcidae Putoidae Stictococcidae The scale insects are small insects of the order Hemiptera, notable for their habit of secreting a waxy covering that covers... For the post-punk band, see Shellac (band). ... Lac is the scarlet resinous secretion of the insect Laccifer lacca. ... Spermaceti (from Latin sperma, seed, and cetus, whale) is a wax present in the head cavities of the Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) and in the blubber of all whales. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Sperm whale range (in blue) The sperm whale (Physeter catodon) is the largest of all toothed whales, making them the Earths largest living carnivore and largest living toothed animal. ... Lanolin, also called Adeps Lanae, wool wax, wool fat, or wool grease, a greasy yellow substance from wool-bearing animals, acts as a skin ointment, water-proofing wax, and raw material (such as in shoe polish). ... The sebaceous glands are glands found in the skin of mammals. ... Species See text. ... Cerumen, commonly known as earwax, is a yellowish, waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and many other mammals. ... This article is about modern humans. ...

Vegetable waxes


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