How Are Bubbles Made ?

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Offline neilep

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« on: 20/11/2007 20:54:09 »
Dearest Bubbologists ,

See these bubbles ?

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Great aren't they....see them there being all round and bubble like !

Bubbles are my all time favourite roundy soapy thing that floats !

But how are bubbles made ?...I know what they are !...but there must be a scientific law that explains the nature of bubbles yes?..

Surely the bubbles that I make in the bath** (bottom burps) are not the same as the bubbles that are made from soapy luff and joy !!...so...are they two completely different types of bubbles ?..what about Lava bubbles ?....and bubbles in the sea !!...choccy bubbles !!....all different types of bubbles.....that keep ewe bubbologists busy yes ?

so..How are bubbles made ?




**  please note I rarely wash !! ...I just used the phrase to indicate the manifestation of different bubbles !!
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« Reply #1 on: 20/11/2007 22:15:29 »
Clearly, some smell nicer than others when they burst.

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« Reply #2 on: 23/11/2007 00:29:43 »
Why, just put your lips together, big boy, and blow.

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The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein

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« Reply #3 on: 23/11/2007 01:23:31 »
Why, just put your lips together, big boy, and blow.

    --- Jean Harlow?
Lauren Bacall.... and thats about whistling. And it's Steve not big boy...
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« Reply #4 on: 24/11/2007 05:03:31 »
This will do

Above quoted

- a la Lauren Bacall
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« Reply #5 on: 25/11/2007 00:15:02 »
well first you have your soap, liquid or whatever. As you know this has two parts, one that likes water and one that does not.

When this is put in to your water, the part that does not like water (hydrophobic!) is on the surface. At some point the surface of the water will become full.

What we all do, is give the container a stir, this creates air bubbles which rise to the surface. On their way up the are surrounded by the water (ok, obvious) and at the surface get surrounded with the soap.

so a soap bubble is a sphere of air,surrounded by a layer of water that is trapped between soap molecules.

or something like that.

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« Reply #6 on: 25/11/2007 10:06:57 »
Thats a good explanation that even I can understand BRAVO!! Thank you Paul!

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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« Reply #7 on: 25/11/2007 20:46:44 »
Actually, my good friend, it isn't just hydrophobia alone, it is also hydrophilic action of the other end of the surfactant that allows the surface tension to be reduced. This helps, especially to keep your lungs open.
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« Reply #8 on: 25/11/2007 21:06:32 »
Actually, my good friend, it isn't just hydrophobia alone, it is also hydrophilic action of the other end of the surfactant that allows the surface tension to be reduced. This helps, especially to keep your lungs open.


i did try to keep it simple, and you will notice that i ended with "or something like that." Thank you my good friend for the extra info.

On the plus side, a topic now has an answer...and it only took 1 year!

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« Reply #9 on: 26/11/2007 01:04:04 »
Paul, are you sure you have your calender set correctly?  It is still 2007.

Are you feeling well?

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« Reply #10 on: 26/11/2007 01:09:15 »
Paul, are you sure you have your calender set correctly?  It is still 2007.

Are you feeling well?



i was thinking of another topic when i wrote that, but thought people know I'm a sandwich short of a picnic already so nobody would question it.
« Last Edit: 26/11/2007 01:15:38 by paul.fr »

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« Reply #11 on: 26/11/2007 12:51:39 »
Actually, my good friend, it isn't just hydrophobia alone, it is also hydrophilic action of the other end of the surfactant that allows the surface tension to be reduced. This helps, especially to keep your lungs open.


i did try to keep it simple, and you will notice that i ended with "or something like that." Thank you my good friend for the extra info.

On the plus side, a topic now has an answer...and it only took 1 year!

I do believe there was another bubble thread! about that long ago!

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."