Science Questions

Sat, 27th May 2006

Part of the show Naked Science Q&A and the Science of Happiness

Question

Stephan in New Zealand asked:

If you have oil on the surface of a dirty pot and you add washing up liquid, why is it that all the oil shoots to the side?

Answer

Well it's exactly the same as what you heard in Kitchen Science this evening. The washing up liquid disrupts the surface tension and makes the oil shoot across your pot.

Multimedia

Subscribe Free

Related Content


-
Not working please enable javascript
EPSRC
Powered by UKfast
STFC
Genetics Society
ipDTL