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Can corn oil be oxidized?

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May 26, 2008 8:50PM

Yes, it can. Corn oil is composed of chain molecules, and it won't oxidize in a simple reaction. But it will oxidize. The chains break and a number of different combustion byproducts are possible. Corn oil (and other cooking oils - used oil!) are burned in some internal combustion engines.