What dissolves in mineral oil?

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What dissolves in mineral oil?
« on: 12/03/2009 10:30:02 »
Dianna asked the Naked Scientists:
   
What dissolves in mineral oil? And why?

What do you think?

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What dissolves in mineral oil?
« Reply #1 on: 12/03/2009 13:38:17 »
Mineral Oil ≡ Liquid Petroleum ≡ Hydrocarbons

Therefore anything which has strong hydrophobic character should dissolve in this.

Rule of thumb, "Like dissolves Like" so since Mineral Oil is hydrophobic, it will dissolve hydrophobic molecules.

For a more detailed answer, I'm sure Chemistry4Me among other people will soon post.

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What dissolves in mineral oil?
« Reply #2 on: 13/03/2009 04:09:49 »
How can you be sure [:)].
I don't think I can provide a more detailed answer lancenti. [:)]

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« Reply #3 on: 13/03/2009 18:01:05 »
What have you done with Chemistry4Me?!

XD

There's actually a lot to say, but it's just an elaboration of how that rule came to be.

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What dissolves in mineral oil?
« Reply #4 on: 14/03/2009 10:24:40 »
What have you done with Chemistry4Me?!
I sent him back to where he came from.


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What dissolves in mineral oil?
« Reply #5 on: 16/03/2009 09:58:05 »
What have you done with Chemistry4Me?!
Good dialoge we must give oscar !!!!! to 4me
I sent him back to where he came from.



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« Reply #6 on: 16/03/2009 10:13:32 »
Is there a reason why I can't see the picture?

Here, I'll post it again:


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« Reply #7 on: 16/03/2009 10:41:44 »
oops it's disgust