Rocks and Minerals
Is mineral oil a mineral?
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What is the Difference between mineral oil and baby oil?
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What is the difference between heavy and light mineral oil?
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What is mineral oil and what are its physical properties and its formula?
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Is mineral oil the same as mineral turpentine?
No. Because of the confusion between turpentine, mineral turpentine, mineral spirits and mineral oil, I have included links to all of these substances. All of the above except mineral oil are toxic if one drinks them. Turpentine is the only one that is not a petroleum distillate. Mineral oil as sold in a pharmacy is for constipation and to be used as directed. See related links.
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If olive oil is made of olives what is baby oil made of?
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Which state in India is largest producer of mineral oil?
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Is mineral spirits different from mineral oil?
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Why should you not expect the halides ions to dissolve in mineral oil?
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What minerals are in mineral oil?
The term "mineral oil" is a historical one. Mineral oil is used to distinguish oily substances that came out of the ground from oily substances that are derived from plants or animals. The "mineral" in this case is petroleum, the substance from which mineral oil is derived. (Petroleum simply means "stone oil" in Greek). Mineral oil is mainly a mixture of alkane hydrocarbons. If that sounds a lot like gasoline, it is ... mineral oil is a "heavier" fraction of the distillation (C15-C40 compared to gasoline's C4-C12 or so), and petrolatum (petroleum jelly, "Vaseline") is a still heavier one (starting at about C25).