|Feb17-13, 10:01 AM||#1|
Why oil and water do not mix?
Why do oil and water not mix? We know that some liquids mix together while others not, I am looking for the reason of this.
Thanks to any replies
|Feb17-13, 11:01 AM||#2|
The attraction between two water molecules is much stronger than the attraction of a water molecule and an oil molecule (or two oil molecules), so they tend to stay together.
You can mix them with soap (as a simplified model, long molecules where one side is attracted by water molecules and the other sticks to oil molecules).
|Feb19-13, 05:47 AM||#3|
Thank you very much.
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