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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium

Lithium is a chemical element with the symbol Li and atomic number 3. It is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal. .... Lithium can float on the lightest hydrocarbon oils and is one of only three metals that can float on ... in more dense substances, such as mineral oil, lithium is not dense enough to be fully submerged in these liquids.

www.answers.com/Q/Element_b_is_a_silvery_metal_that_was_submerged_in_some_sort_of_oil

Probably a group 1 metal e..g sodium or potassium.

www.reference.com/science/element-stored-under-oil-41d505258380d5f4

According to the BBC, Group one elements are stored under oil in order to prevent ... These fresh cut surfaces appear shiny and silvery, but can turn dull quickly from ... Group one metals all react in a vigorous manner with water to form a metal ...

www.chemistryexplained.com/elements/P-T/Rubidium.html

Overview. Rubidium is a soft, silvery metal. It is one of the most active chemical elements. Rubidium is a member of the alkali family. The alkali family consists of  ...

mdk12.msde.maryland.gov/instruction/pritems/science/grade8/4a1a.html

Magnesium metal (Mg) is grayish-white in color and reacts actively with water. ... How do the elements magnesium (Mg) and fluorine (F2) produce the compound magnesium ... A silvery white substance forms on the wire and falls to the bottom of the solution. ... Sulfur dioxide is also formed when coal and oil are burned.

www.geology.ar.gov/minerals/metallic_descriptions.htm

Aluminum metal is silvery white, has a low specific gravity (2.69) and a low melting ..... amounts in geothermal waters, oil-well brines, and as a trace element in a ...... metal to retard corrosion of ship hulls, pipelines, and other submerged or  ...

weldguru.com/nonferrous-metals

Aluminum is a lightweight, soft, low strength metal which can easily be cast, forged .... with other elements such as lead, tin, manganese, or iron; have good machinability; and ... hydrocarbons, and most alcohols, phenols, esters, and oils. It is .... Titanium is a very soft, silvery white, medium-strength metal having very good ...

www.britannica.com/technology/tin-processing

Apr 25, 2017 ... Tin (Sn) is a relatively soft and ductile metal with a silvery white colour. ... is severely retarded by the presence of alloying elements or trace impurities. .... A submerged gravel pump then sucks up the slurry of mud and water and .... particles in order to prevent scoring, and to retain oil films on their surfaces.

azothalchemy.org/metals.htm

Fire is one of the Four Elements that represents activity, energy, creative thinking, and ... The alchemists made an Oil of Lead that was good for “growth of bones after ... Tin is a shiny, silvery-white metal that is malleable, somewhat ductile and ..... so at this stage of the Work, the Spirit appears submerged in the body and as if ...

www.angelo.edu/faculty/kboudrea/periodic/periodic_main1.htm

Salts of the Group 1A elements tend to be extremely soluble in water. .... double bonds in the vegetable oils (double-bonded carbons bond to fewer hydrogen atoms .... Sodium is a soft, silvery metal that reacts very vigorously with water, and  ...