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Mineral oils (e.g. petroleum oils) are preferred over fatty oils (e.g. mustard oil, ghee, tallow, palm oil, olive oil etc.) as a lubricant due to its

A. Poor oxidation stability and high gum forming tendency

B. Greater tendency of decomposition at elevated temperature

C. Hydrolysis tendency in presence of water

D. All (A), (B) and (C)

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