Why Does Oil Float on top of Water?


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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Oil is less dense than water
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Oil is less dense than water, so it floats. Any more questions for ChaCha?
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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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