Definitions for "Paraffins"
Paraffins are obsolescent term for alkanes. Still widely used in the petrochemical industry.
Group of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons, including methane, ethane, propane and butane and noted by the suffix ā€œ-aneā€.
Synonym for alkanes. The name paraffin often refers specifically to alkane molecules (isomers) having long straight chains. These are the constituents of common candle wax.