Why Does Oil Float on top of Water?

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Oil floats on top of water because it has a lower density. Oil and water does not mix because water molecules are attracted to each other, this is the same for oil. Since they are attracted to their own molecules, they do not mix together.
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Surface tension of water is high.Water tries to keep its surface area minimum all the times. Hence when drop of oil is on water, it floats on it.
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Oil is less dense than water
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Oil is less dense than water, so it floats.
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Well you know how the story goes. Water and oil don't mix due to their polar and bi polar properties. Oil floats on water basically because it is less dense. It is as simple as that.
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