TREVOR CLIFFORD PHOTOGRAPHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TREVOR CLIFFORD PHOTOGRAPHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Immiscible liquids demonstration. Oil is immiscible in (does not mix with) and less dense than water. The beaker on the left shows oil floating on top of water as a result of these two properties. When oil and water are shaken or stirred together they form an emulsion, where the two are dispersed evenly within each other, without actually mixing. The beaker on the right contains mayonnaise which is an everyday example of such an emulsion.
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