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1. Aliphatic
A major class of organic compounds where carbon and hydrogen molecules are arranged in straight or branched chains. A type of hydrocarbon . Includes alkane s, alkene s, and alkyne s.

2. Alkane (paraffin)
An organic molecule containing carbon and hydrogen atoms in straight or branched chains, where all of the carbon-carbon bonds are single bonds. One of three major classes of aliphatic hydrocarbon s.

3. Alkyl group
A funtional group on an organic molecule which is derived from an alkane which has lost a hydrogen atom.

4. Alkylating agent
A substance which contains an alkyl (derived from an alkane ) radical , with which it can replace a hydrogen atom with itself in an organic compound. As a result, it can act on DNA and interfere with replication , making it useful for destroying cells such as cancer cells.

5. Ozocerite (ozokerite, earth wax, fossil wax, mineral wax, native paraffin, native mineral wax)
A type of bitumin (semisolid to solid hydrocarbon substance) which is composed mostly of alkanes (or paraffins) with high molecular weights. The substance is a waxy solid found in irregular veinlike deposits within stressed rocks and have colors ranging from greenish to brown to jet black. It is formed from oils, or liquid petroleum, of the same composition which have been exposed to the surface, have been exposed to oxidation and biodegradation , and/or whose liquid components have evaporated.

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