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23 October, 02:34

Explain why the crude oil in an oil spill can be skimmed from the top of the water and collected

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  1. 23 October, 04:27
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    1) Oil is less dense than water, so naturally it will float on top of water.

    2) Oil and water do not mix

    So:

    Once a layer of oil has formed, it will stay on top of the water where it can be collected
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