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Most recent answer: 01/31/2015
Q:
I want a suitable liquid that is highly viscous and floats on water and doesn't evaporate at room temperature. Oil is good option but isn't viscous enough.Please suggest one...
- Meet Saiya (age 17)
Mumbai,INDIA
A:

You probably have been looking at some standard food oil, such as soy. There are much more viscous oils. For example, partially hydrogenated oils, used in products such as "Crisco", are so viscous that they seem like a sort of paste at room temperature. Probably you can just make a blend of hydrogenated oils and standard liquid ones to get the viscosity you want.

Mike W. 


(published on 01/31/2015)

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