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Is paraffin the same as kerosene?
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.
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.
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.