2B40.53 - Oil and Water "U" Tube

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Oil and Water "U" Tube
Moles and Periodic Chart Fundamentals
Area of Study:
Heat & Fluids
"U" Tube Manometer, Kroil, and Colored Water.

The demo is already set up and ready to go.  Kroil is red and the colored water is the blue.  On top of the blue column is a little bit of the oil to keep the water from evaporating.

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