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Vaseline is a mixture of paraffin and petroleum jelly. The latter is a byproduct in the petroleum industry. Is vaseline flammable, and if so, can it spontaneously ignite/combust?
- Marc (age 40)
Yes it can, but it has a relatively high combustion temperature. It is very unlikely that it will spontaneously combust because it is not very volatile and its oxidation rate is very slow.
(published on 10/02/10)
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