Dylan Christie, Aaron Goldstein, Emmett Daly, and
10/6/10 Period 2 Living Environment Fact Sheet
Name of Organic Compound: Wax
Composition: Carbon and Hydrogen.
Building Blocks: Three Fatty Acids to One Glycerol
Formula for Paraffin Wax: C20H42 to C40H82
Functions in Living Things: Bees make wax and use
it in honey and hive building, also insects use it on
their bodies to restrict the movement of water on the
Nutritional Sources: Humans do not need to consume
wax to live.