I read that light naphtha is used, among other, as a solvent. According to my understanding, light naphtha has higher volatility than heavy naphtha. Is this (the volatility) the reason that makes it dissolve the rubber better than heavy naphtha?
Heavy naphtha, which has a lower volatility than light naphtha, seems to stay longer on rubber before it evaporates and it makes more sense that, for that reason, they should dissolve the rubber better than light naphtha, which evaporates more quickly.
I have mineral turpentine which contains "Naphtha (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized heavy" (CAS number: 64742-82-1). As far as I understand, it is heavy naphtha. Can I use it to dissolve rubber in the same efficiency as light naphtha? Or it is less/more efficient than light naphtha?