Why do Bubbles pop?

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Why do bubbles pop?

Bubbles come in different sizes, and are absolutely fun to watch and play with. Children, and yes, even adults, just love to see these fascinating bubbles.

Did you know that the largest recorded bubble was the size of 50 x 2 feet in diameter? It was made by David Stein, and he currently holds the Guiness Book of Records for the bubble category. Imagine seeing bubbles as huge as that in your neighborhood.

And who can resist the temptation of a luxuriously fun bubble bath?

Bubbles are fragile, round-shaped, thin, flimsy water formations that are actually colorless. Since they reflect the color of their surroundings, they give a brilliant splash of color, which make bubbles even more enjoyable to watch.

However, bubbles don’t last that long, and eventually pop much to our disappointment. But why do bubbles pop?

Bubbles pop due to a number of reasons. When the water content of the bubble surface evaporates, it eventually makes the surface thinner, and makes the air trapped inside escape. Bubbles also pop when its flimsy wall hits another dry surface. You may notice that bubbles can barely survive on windy days and in drier areas, while bubble baths last longer because they are in direct contact with water, plus, even a gentle breeze is not present inside our bathrooms.

We can therefore avoid bubbles from popping faster if we stay away from windy areas, and by making sure you are sheltered from direct sun exposure. Bubble experts have also advised that if you want to prolong your children’s entertainment, glycerin or corn syrup must be added in the solution. These ingredients can slow the process of evaporation, plus make the bubbles stronger. Glycerin is also one reason why bubble bath liquid soaps produce longer lasting bubbles, that give pleasure to your bubble baths.

Author: Joan

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