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What is the boiling point of motor oil?

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2010-10-13 15:06:26
2010-10-13 15:06:26

It is impossible to list the boiling point of crude oil due to the widely varying boiling point of it's numerous compounds, some of which may boil at temperatures too high to be measured. Refined motor oil will boil at around 300 degrees Celsius (572 degrees Fahrenheit).

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Motor oil is not a pure compound, it's a complex mixture of many hydrocarbons and other organic compounds. Since each pure compound has its own, specific boiling point the mixture of them has (more or less) a RANGE of boiling temperatures. This temperature range is certainly above 250-300 oC (boiling oil is not stable and has no lubricant properties).

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