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Would stirring separate particles?

  1. Nov 23, 2014 #1
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    Would stirring a fluid separate the particles?
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    You stir tea to integrate the tea and the sugar so I would say that stirring would not separate the particles.

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  3. Nov 23, 2014 #2

    Orodruin

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    You need to be more specific. What do you mean by "separate the particles"?
     
  4. Nov 23, 2014 #3
    I mean that if you wanted to spread out the particles would you stir the fluid or not.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2014 #4

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    You will need to define what particles you are referring to.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2014 #5
    So if you put some air particles in a box and they spread out fairly evenly over the volume of the box, you then start to stir the particles in the box. Will the particles become more spread out or will they actually start to clump up and get closer together?
     
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