MadSci Network: Physics

Subject: Why does sugar water increase magnetic attraction?

Date: Sun Dec 9 16:48:13 2001
Posted by Thomas
Grade level: 7-9 School: St. George
City: Tinley Park State/Province: IL Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1007934493.Ph

During a 7th grade experiment a paper clip in a plastic bottle was attracted by 
a horseshoe magnet through air, tap water, salt water, ice water, and sugar 
water. The distance of attration was basically the same except through sugar 
water,which caused the clip to be attracted at a significantly greater 
distance! Please explain?

Re: Why does sugar water increase magnetic attraction?

Current Queue | Current Queue for Physics | Physics archives

Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Physics.

MadSci Home | Information | Search | Random Knowledge Generator | MadSci Archives | Mad Library | MAD Labs | MAD FAQs | Ask a ? | Join Us! | Help Support MadSci

MadSci Network,
© 1995-2001. All rights reserved.