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Kevianna
Kevianna asks:
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What happens when you mix oil with water?

In Topics: Helping my child with science
> 60 days ago

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graham
graham writes:
The Oil and water will not mix together for long, and will separate, with the oil floating on the water. It is possible to get the oil to mix and stay that way when you create an emulsion. An emulsion is a mix of unblendable liquids, and an emulsifier is the substance with helps achieve this. You may be familiar with this in cooking (egg yolks, mustard in salad dressing, etc)
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chemteacher
chemteacher writes:
Oil and water are very different from a chemical structure view: oil is non-polar (the electrons are evenly spread around), and water is polar (the oxygen part of water tends to pull a Little more on the electrons than the hydrogen). When the two compounds mix, they will eventually separate leaving the lighter, non-polar oil on top with the more polar water at the bottom. If a compound called an emulsifier is added, the oil and water stay mixed (creamy salad dressing, lotion, mayonnaise). An emulsifier allows the polar and non-polar compounds to interact (mix) better. Lemon juice and beeswax are natural emulsifiers.
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jessawn
jessawn , Student writes:
The oil floats on top of the water and doesn't mix well together like salt.
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seanjai
seanjai writes:
The oil floats on top of glass.
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seanjai
seanjai writes:
The oil floats on top of glass.
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Meheki
Meheki , Student writes:
the oil will float on top of the water, since the water is denser
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yazzieabby
yazzieabby writes:
Hello friend, you can see rainbow color when you mix oil with water.
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genermcmillan
genermcmillan writes:
it is not possible dear. Oil and water do not mix, if you tried then oil will appear (Float)on the surface of the water.
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Kiki098
Kiki098 writes:
When you mix oil with water it wont mix but instead separate
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randi0
randi0 writes:
they hasn't mixed.
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fredgomes
fredgomes writes:
If you mix oil and water, the tendency of the oil is to float above the water.  This happens because the density of the oil is much lighter that the density of water.
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