# COMMUNITY : FORUMS : BURNING QUESTIONS

## My theory...

So here is my theory. If you did all the math, (which I did),  and made a syrup of the exact viscosity. Would that syrup flow like water underwater just like water flows in air.

Here is a diagram with all the math there for you.

I created a simple ratio... the number at the bottom right is my perfect syrup viscosity.

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killerjackalope5 years ago
Water can flow in water...

In places under the sea underwater rivers have been found, from what I remember it had to do with the salinity and temperature of the water...
vroom...vroom... (author)  killerjackalope5 years ago
Yes, I know. I've seen that on tv. I just want the perfect ratio so it would move in the same manner underwater.Not as fast, but nontheless it would.

If you where to do more math, and filmed normal water in the the exact amount of frames per second it might look somewhat the same.
5 years ago
Get ya now, so you need a sort of viscous fluid, denser and non soluble with water...

Could maybe concoct something using oils and something oil soluble but not water soluble for density...
5 years ago
Oils come in a variety of viscosities, especially motor and gear oils.
5 years ago
not only that, but "streams" like the Gulf stream, are warmer then the surrounding ocean and flow up the coast and warm the east coast of the USA
Goodhart5 years ago
Air flow is viewed by means of fluid dynamics.
vroom...vroom... (author)  Goodhart5 years ago
What are you saying? I understand that.
5 years ago
All I am saying is that anything to do with fluid dynamics can be applied here too. For instance: you can take two "flasks" , fill one with CO2, and the other with O2. Now, pour the CO2 into the one with O2 and it will "displace it" (flow to the bottom and push the Oxygen up and out of the flask) as it has a higher density (viscosity).

Now, as someone else mentioned, if the "syrup" you are using is water soluable, some of it will mix (at the line of demarcation) and it's action will be a bit different then if the syrup is nonsoluable.

My comment was meant only to say that since fluid dynamics apply in both cases, one can use the same methods of calculation in both cases.
vroom...vroom... (author)  Goodhart5 years ago
So I thought. I still am not sure of how pressure effects this experiment.
5 years ago
Well, the answer to:  Would that syrup flow like water underwater just like water flows in air
then, is yes, if they couldn't "mix" and the ratios were comparable. .
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