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Alpha olefins are liquids up to C20, and olefins are liquids up to C24.  At carbon numbers above these the substances are solids.

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The majority of category members are liquids at room temperature. At carbon numbers above C20 the alpha olefins are white waxy solids. At carbon numbers above C24 the olefins are white waxy solids.