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					Dylan Christie, Aaron Goldstein, Emmett Daly, and
Shakeel Woodley
10/6/10 Period 2 Living Environment Fact Sheet

Name of Organic Compound: Wax
Classification: Lipid
Composition: Carbon and Hydrogen.
Building Blocks: Three Fatty Acids to One Glycerol
Polysaccharide
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
insect.
Nutritional Sources: Humans do not need to consume
wax to live.
Sources:
http://lipidlibrary.aocs.org/lipids/waxes/index.htm
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Chemical_formula_of_wa
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http://www.mmeade.com/cheat/lipids.html

				
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