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Glycerol Demo


After some dye has “dispersed” in the glycerol, the handle can be turned to make it all come back together. Displays a reversible processes in a highly viscous liquid. Classes Used: PHYS 153



glycerol with container, mixed dyes, syringe


1. Inject some dye into the container using the syringe. 2. Turn the handle to disperse the dye. 3. Turn the handle in the opposite direction to reverse the dispersion effect.


The handle can be turned a limited number of times before it is impossible to reverse the effect. Updated on: 06/12/13

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demonstrations/4_thermodynamics/4f_entropy_and_the_second_law/glycerol_time_reversal/start.1555528247.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019/04/17 19:10 by demoroom