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Is paraffin the same as kerosene?
Last Updated: 16th May, 2020
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Keeping this in view, what is the difference between paraffin and kerosene?
Paraffin tends to be a more refined and distilledversion of kerosene. This makes it more suitable for usewithin the home. If regular kerosene was used in astove, then it would cause a lot of soot. Because paraffinis more refined, it produces a lot less soot.
what can I use instead of kerosene? Substitutes Specific to Lamps Generic lamp oil can be used as a substitute tokerosene in lamps. Lamp oil is generally more expensive thankerosene but burns cleaner and with less odor thankerosene. Citronella oil can be burned in wick lampsbut produces a larger amount of smoke and soot and quickly foulswicks.
Just so, is paraffin lamp oil the same as kerosene?
Lamp Oil generally refers to liquidparaffin. It's in the same chemical family askerosene but has been purified to make it burn more cleanly.Lamp oil IS more expensive than kerosene, for a goodreason - the extra steps taken to purify the fuel means fewerimpurities go into your air.
What is paraffin oil made of?
Liquid paraffin oil is a mineral oil, andis a by-product of petroleum distillation. It is transparent,colorless, odorless and tasteless oil, which is mainlycomposed of heavier alkanes. It is not soluble in water andis known to have low reactivity.