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A cork will float on water because it is less dense than water. Why does the oil float on the vinegar in a bottle of salad dressing

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Because oil has non-polar molecules and vinegar has polar molecules, the two do not attract. This causes the separation of oil and vinegar. When you combine oil and vinegar, "oil will float on top of vinegar because it is less dense,"

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mbethlinn, it sounds like you have more than water deposit issues. Not sure had you tried to clean the unit with vinegar, but if you didn't dilute it (50/50 White Distilled Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water) and you used your tap water, that wasn't really going to solve the problem. As you tap water has a lot of minerals in it to start with.. I suspect, it's well water and there my be a problem with the water pipes in your home (i.e. Galvanized pipes) . Which over time deteriorate from the inside out and contaminate the water. That's why they haven't been allowed in almost 20 years in new home construction. Or there may be just a short section of Galvanized pipe, somewhere in your water piping system.

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