Question

Paraffin is a by-product of?

A

Cottage industries involving bee-keeping

B

Processing of agricultural wastes

C

Petroleum refining

D

Leather industry

Medium

Solution

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Correct option is
C

Petroleum refining

Paraffin, a white or colourless, tasteless, odourless, water-insoluble, solid substance not easily acted upon by reagents, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons chiefly of the alkane series, obtained from crude petroleum in Petroleum Refining.

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