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The straw gives energy to dissolved gases in the liquid, be those gases oxygen, or whatever. The energy given to the gases causes those gases to come out of solution in the water, and to collect on the surface of the straw.

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Q: Are the air bubbles that form on a straw submerged in liquid formed from oxygen that is already in the water or are they carried into the water by the straw as it is submerged?
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