IV4 Sander Leondaridis

IV4 Sander Leondaridis

Tea Leaves Paradox

This experiment demonstrates the tea leaves paradox using two liquids of different densities: oil and water (red). The stirring causes a vortex to form at the surface, which drops the surface level and creates a pressure difference that causes the more dense fluid to collect at the center. Intuition would lead you to believe that the denser fluid would NOT exhibit this behavior, but rather collect at the outer rim of the cup.

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5 Comments. Leave new

  • Robert Cooper
    Dec 13, 2022 00:36

    Really like the color and density of the oil in the cup. Looks really cool, reminds me of a lava lamp

  • Alessandro Villain
    Dec 12, 2022 23:19

    I really like the action of this shot. I think the bubbles are a great way to visualize the flow.

  • Heider Iacometti
    Nov 30, 2022 10:39

    I love the setup and clarity of the experiment throughout the video.

  • I like that you demonstrated the experiment well. Having the spoon in the video made it procedure clearer

  • William Watkins
    Nov 4, 2022 13:09

    I love the resolution of the particles. It really shows the phenomenon well.


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