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Q & A: Evaporating Food Coloring?

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
i was wondering, does the color of the water affect its evaporation? like for instance, if i put a red food coloring in one glass and leave another clear, will the clear glass evaporate faster and when the red water evaporates, will the food coloring be left behind or will it evaporate with it? thanks jen
- Jennfier (age 17)
Port St. Joe, Florida
A:

Jennifer -

As for whether or not the food coloring will be left behind, it will depend on the specific food coloring. Some dyes will evaporate with water and some will not. I guess you'll just have to try it and see. ;)

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

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