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How soap makes bubbles..in water

Asked by takeaway, 17 Jun '08 06:10 pm
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The simple interaction between soap and water molecules leads to bubble formation

As a child, I whiled away boring summer afternoons entertaining our dog with bubbles. I would make them as large as possible; he would eat as many as possible. As an adult, I have learned that there is no better babysitting tool than a bottle of Mr. Bubbles. So what exactly is this stuff that fascinates children, adults, and even pets?

A soap bubble is a spherical layer of soap film encapsulating air or gas. The film consists of a thin sheet of water sandwiched between two layers of soap molecules. One end of each soap molecule is hydrophilic, or attracted to water. The other end consists of a hydrophobic hydrocarbon chain that tends to avoid water. The hydrophobic ends of the soap molecules crowd to the surface, trying to avoid the water, and stick out away from the layer of water molecules. As a result, water molecules separate from each other. The increased distance between the water molecules ca ...more
Answered by shally Sehgal, 17 Jun '08 06:13 pm

 
  
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A soap bubble is a very thin film of soap water that forms a sphere with an iridescent surface. Soap bubbles usually last for only a few moments and then burst either on their own or on contact with another object. They are often used as a children's plaything, but their usage in artistic performances shows that they can be fascinating for adults too. Soap bubbles can help to solve complex mathematical problems of space, as they will always find the smallest surface area between points or edges.
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 17 Jun '08 06:16 pm

 
  
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