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Homework Help: Oil-water curvature

  1. Apr 24, 2009 #1
    When it comes to emulsions and microemulsions; what does oil/water curvature mean?

    What does it mean that microemulsions have high oil/water curvatures, while emulsions have small oil/water curvatures?
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
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  3. Apr 24, 2009 #2


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    Curvature is inversely proportional to radius (for a sphere, curvature [/itex]\kappa=2/R[itex]). Smaller spheres thus have larger curvature values.
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