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Q & A: How temperature affects bubbles in water

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Witch will have fewer bubbles? cold water or hot water?
- Eri Takami
Richardsom MS, Torrance, CA USA
A:
Eri-
If you let water sit quietly for long enough, it will have no visible bubbles, and very, very few microscopic bubbles. The gas from the bubbles all dissolves in the water or escapes into the atmosphere. Whether a particular glass has bubbles in it depends more on whether it has been stirred up recently and what faucet the water came from than on the temperature.

Mike

(published on 10/22/2007)

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