Wax facts for kids
|The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: wax.|
- They are soft, and easy to shape at room temperature
- Their melting point is above 45 °C
- They cannot be dissolved in water
- They are hydrophobic, repelling and repelled by water.
Some waxes, like beeswax, vegetable wax, and paraffin (a petroleum wax) occur naturally. Another such wax is earwax, which occurs in the ear. Other waxes may be manufactured. People use waxes for various purposes:
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A lava lamp is a novelty item that contains wax melted from below by a bulb. The wax rises and falls in decorative, molten blobs.
Wax Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.