What properties of liquids are responsible for layering?

1 Answer
Apr 25, 2014


Have you ever had oil and vinegar salad dressing, or have you added oil to your water before cooking your pasta.

These liquids separate, by layering based upon the density of the liquids. The more dense liquid sinks to the bottom and the less dense liquid rises to the top.

Here is a video example of a 9 Layer Density Tower from SICK SCIENCE by Steve Spangler.

I hope this was helpful.