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Car wax is prepared from
A) Vegetable wax
B) Animal wax
C) Mineral wax
D) All of the above

Last updated date: 18th Jun 2024
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Hint:Wax is defined as an organic compound which are typically esters of fatty acid and long chain alcohols. They are lipophilic in nature and are produced by plants, animals; known as natural wax and also artificially; called synthetic wax.

Complete answer:
Natural wax mostly consists of unsaturated bonds and also different functional groups like aldehydes, ketones, primary and secondary alcohols, fatty acids and fatty acid esters. Synthetic wax in contrast does not contain any functional group instead consist of long chain aliphatic hydrocarbons. Under natural wax, animal waxes are widespread being produced from many different sources. The most widely known is beeswax which is used in the construction of honeycombs of honeybees. Beeswax majorly comprises myricyl palmitate with melting point of 62-65 degree centigrade. Vegetable wax is the wax that is made by the process of hydrogenation of vegetable oils such as rapeseed oil and soybean oil. Mineral wax is derived from petroleum and is also known as paraffin waxes. They are different from natural waxes in their composition; instead of esters they consist of mixtures of alkanes in a homologous series of chain lengths. Car wax is made up primarily with carnauba wax mixed with beeswax, natural oils and sometimes petroleum distillates.

Hence the correct answer is option (D) All of the above.

Note:Car waxes are mostly used for protective functions from various contaminants. It also provides shine and makes the surface of the car easier to clean. Animal wax is used in the production of winter garments, lotions, lip balms, etc. mineral wax is most commonly used in the production of skin care products, baby products and perfumes. Vegetable wax is most widely used in the manufacture of candles.