Making Rainbows from Milk

Making Rainbows from Milk

Milk has interesting properties of both water and fats. Water and fats normally do not mix, and are described as immiscible, one will normally float on the other as in the case of an oil/vinegar salad dressing. In the case of milk, and certain other water/fat combinations the fat is suspended as droplets in the water as an emulsion.

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Experiments you can do at home

Welcome to Dr Hal's Backyard Science, experiments you can try at home. These are experiments that you can try in your garden or house with parental permission and supervision. Each of them comes with some health and safety instructions that an adult must read. The text is reproduced by kind permission of Education in Chemistry a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Experiments:

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