A sample of naphthalene which should be pure white

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Naphthalene is a chemical compound that has two major forms – white naphthalene and yellow naphthalene. Naphtha in its pure form should be white, but the colour may change during processing.

In this article, we will discuss how to identify these different types of naphthalenes and what they are used for.

Naphtha in its pure form should be white, but the colour may change during processing.

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There is a difference between yellow-coloured naphthalene which can be found in gasoline or paint thinner and white-coloured naphthalene that comes from coal tar extraction. 

 

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