Layered Liquids

Layered Liquids

Oil and water are immiscible because they do not mix. This is because oil is non-polar and water is polar. Polar compounds tend to dissolve in water but not oil and versa versa. Hence the expression 'like dissolves like'.

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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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