Oil FAQs:


Q: Is oil any neutral, nonpolar chemical substance that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperatures and is both hydrophobic and lipophilic?

A: Yes, Oils have a high carbon and hydrogen content and are usually flammable and surface active.

Q: Was oil commonly used for lamps?

A: Yes, and which was replaced with natural gas and then electricity.

Q: Is oil pumped from the ground and is shipped via oil tanker or a pipeline to an oil refinery?

A: Yes.

Q: Are oils used as coolants in oil cooling?

A: Yes, for instance in electric transformers.

Q: Are oils produced in remarkable diversity by plants?

A: Yes, and animals, and other organisms through natural metabolic processes.

Q: Are oils used in some religious ceremonies and rituals as purifying agents?

A: Yes.

Q: Are oils used both as coolants?

A: Yes, for heating and in other applications of heat transfer.

Q: Is oil organic?

A: Yes.

Q: Are oils more commonly used as machine lubricants than biological oils are?

A: Yes.

Q: Are oils also used for flavoring and for modifying the texture of foods?

A: Yes, Cooking oils are derived either from animal fat, as butter, lard and other types, or plant oils from the olive, maize, sunflower and many other species.

Q: Are oils another important chemical feedstock?

A: Yes, and especially in green chemistry.

Q: Is oil preferred for lubricating clocks?

A: Yes, because it does not evaporate, leaving dust, although its use was banned in the USA in 1980.

Q: Are oils applied to hair to give it a lustrous look?

A: Yes, and to prevent tangles and roughness and to stabilize the hair to promote growth.