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Marcury
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Mineral oil/Alkalis

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Are all mineral oils created equal? Can someone suggest a lab grade mineral oil for alkali storage, or recommend something off the shelf? Thank you.
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What do you mean with alkali storage. Mineral oil is a mixture of carbonhydogen compounds. Depending the area USA Arabia northsea, etc. the mixture is different.
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I may have been a little too thrifty with my wording. Silly. Simply put, I have a little bit of lithium, sodium, and potassium. Small samples. I want to change the small jars they are in. I wondered, what oil did the supplier use? I should have stated it that way in the first place.
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It is called petroleum ether. Chemical Isohexane.
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