Properties of Fluids - Lesson 2

Why does oil float on water?


How many drops of water can we put on top of a coin before it spills? What holds this water on the coin even after all the surface area is covered?


We will learn the definition of a fluid. A fluid is characterized by properties such as density, viscosity, surface tension, and pressure. We will define these properties and study their importance.

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