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Why is there an oil slick on the water of your vinyl pool?
Asked in Oil Tankers
How does an oil slick form when an oil tanker springs a leak?
Asked in Rain and Flooding, Oil Spills
When can an oil slick occur?
Oil is generally lighter than water so it floats to the surface. At the surface, it may be visible as a "oil sheen", with the reflected light showing a different color or brighter reflection than the water. The oil at the water surface is called an oil slick. Wind and wave action may make it difficult to observe the slick. An accidental release of oil from storage tanks and tanker will result in an oil slick. Large oil spills have occurred as a result of war (Gulf war, World War II, Angolan civil war). Drilling of wells, such as Mexico's Ixtoc-1 well and BP's Macondo well, have resulted in oil slicks.
How do you get tanning oil out of your vinyl pool?
What is the difference between oil paint and vinyl paint?
Asked in Cooking Oils and Fats
How do you clean the vegetable oil from your pool that your husband put in to get rid of mosquitos?
How do you remove oil based paint from vinyl trim?
Asked in Catholicism
What is a oil sick?
Asked in Actors & Actresses
What actors and actresses appeared in Oil Slick - 2011?
What causes oil to mix with the water in an inground heated swimming pool?
Asked in Home & Garden, Swimming Pools
What fuel used in heating water in a swimming pool?
Asked in BP Oil Spill
Why will vineger spread and oil wont?
Vinegar when placed in water will mix completely. Water and vinegar are called aqueous based fluids, so they mix completely. Oil is formed from hydrocarbon compounds. These compounds have a mutual attraction to each other, but will not mix with water. If oil is place in a cup of water, it will form a thin film (oil slick) on the top of the water. If we reallly shake up oil and water, some bits of oil may appear to mix with water. This is called an emulsion. If allowed to settle, the oil will come to the surface again.