Why is petroleum jelly able to be used for so many different things?

Why are there so many uses for petroleum jelly? Are there certain ingredients in it that make it able to be used for so many things? Is there one key ingredient that does multiple things? Please explain and site your sources! Thanks so much! :)

Update:

ok.. im asking for less of the "ingredients" and more of the "Why"

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  • 8 years ago
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    Petroleum. Enough said

  • 8 years ago

    I like petroleum jelly! just for certain things that's all I'm required to say.

  • 8 years ago

    basically it is a very stable chemical substance and since it is chemically stable it can be used on many types of surface including biological surfaces..

    Source(s): chemistry
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