This report discusses the features of the distribution of trace elements (TE) in naphthides in connection with the Periodic Table of D.I. Mendeleev. There are several generally accepted geochemical classifications of elements based on this Periodic Law. More than 60 elements have been identified in oil and its derivatives. Only technical limitations prevent the detection of the other elements in D.I. Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of the Elements within oils. The concentrations of these elements are low, but they carry important information. In petroleum geochemistry, for Zn, Br, Mn, Cu, I, As, B, F, Pb, Ti, V, Cr, Ni, Sr and other elements occurring in living matter from 1 to 100 ppm, the term “Trace elements”, or “Spurenelementen”, has become widely appropriated.


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