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Soap Bubble and surface tension

  1. Jul 29, 2010 #1
    I read to today that soap bubbles explodes due to surface tension regardless of
    other forces experienced on the bubble.

    how does surface tension does that? does it "drive" the bubble to go larger until it explodes?

  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 30, 2010 #2
    As air rises, it expands, so boom.
    Liquids are fluid, and live in a fluid atmosphere with gravity, so boom.
    Bubble films are thin and have low surface tension, so boom.
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