Mineral Oil Density Vs. Temperature

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Mineral Oil Density Vs. Temperature
Mineral oil is refined from crude oil. (oil refinery image by Kathy Burns from Fotolia.com)

Mineral oil is a type of oil made from crude oil, as opposed to oils made from plants or animal fats. This oil has a variety of uses and some unique properties.

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Mineral Oil

Mineral oil is made from petroleum that has been refined to remove all odour, colour and taste. It comes in two varieties: food grade and technical grade. The difference between the two relates to their level of refinement, handling and accepted uses.

Oil Density

The density of a substance is usually given in grams per millilitre. The normal density range of mineral oil is 0.86 grams per millilitre to 0.98 grams per millilitre.

Density Vs. Temperature

The volume of mineral oil increases along with the temperature. An increase in volume means the density of mineral oil decreases. The amount of expansion can be calculated using the coefficient of thermal expansion for mineral oil.

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