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Surface Tension

Surface Tension

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CHARLES D. WINTERS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CHARLES D. WINTERS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Having sunk through the oil (top layer) and water (middle layer), these copper bee bees have come to rest on the surface of mercury, which has greater surface tension (bottom layer). The three liquids are immiscible (do not mix).

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