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Oil is a general term used for substances which

  • are liquid at room temperature
  • do not mix with water
  • will mix with other oils

Important categories of oils include

Various types of oils are used for many different purposes

Petroleum is considered a non-renewable resource.

There is currently great interest in using vegetable oils as an alternative fuel source.

Oils are generally flammable and care must be taken to avoid accidentally igniting.

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