Prolonging the Tenacity of Bubbles

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CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING

This chapter provides the background, objectives and significance of the study, and the scope and delimitations that will give some information about our study “Prolonging the Tenacity of Bubbles”.

INTRODUCTION

Bubbles can be seen everywhere. They are used in kids’ parties and other outdoor activities like picnic. They are also cheap and easy to make. You just need dishwashing liquid, glycerin and water.

The purpose of this experiment is to prolong the tenacity of bubbles that are made from dishwashing liquid. Another aim is to entertain children who are fond of playing bubbles.

However, other types of soap like granulated soap can be used in creating bubbles, but we used dishwashing soap/liquid in our research because it creates the best bubble solution.

Glycerin is also highly "hygroscopic" which means that it absorbs water from the air. It is also used in making soaps, that’s why it is also needed in creating bubbles.

When bubbles are exposed in the air, it becomes thinner and thinner until it pops. This shows the fast weakening of the tenacity of bubbles. That’s why we choose this research. We choose this so we can prolong the tenacity of bubbles so it won’t pop quickly

Background of the Study

Bubble blowing may go back in ancient times. Though unverified, C.V. Boys (Soap Bubbles: Their Colors and the Forces Which Mold Them) quotes third-hand the earliest depiction of blowing bubbles which was seen on an Etruscan vase in the Louvre in Paris.

Years after the first bubble blowing, it became popular especially to children. It became used for entertainment. Some people discovered creating other shapes of bubbles which became more entertaining. Today, bubbles are now used for parties and outdoor activities.

Bubble blowers are the one that converts the bubble solution into bubbles. Pipes and wands were the earliest mass produced bubble blowers. Today, we use mechanical bubble blowers often made with colorful lithographed tin bases.

Statement of the Problem

The main problem of the study is “How to prolong the tenacity of bubbles?” Furthermore, the study aims to answer the following problems:

1. What are the chemical components that affect the tenacity of bubbles? 2. What proportion of water, glycerin, and dishwashing liquid that would make bubbles stronger? 3. What are the possible effects when the proportion of the chemical components of the bubbles is wrong?

Objectives

This study will focus mainly on the following purposes that should be met through experiment and analyzing through experimentation. To be precise, it aims:

1. To create a larger or more durable bubbles from dishwashing liquid. 2. To prolong the tenacity of bubbles.
3. To determine the effects of the proportion of the materials affects the strength and tenacity of the bubbles.

Hypotheses

AFFIRMATIVE

1. All of the chemical components of bubbles affects it’s tenacity bubbles. 2. The correct proportion of the bubbles is 150ml of dishwashing liquid: 15ml of glycerin: 3.5L of water 3. We think that the bubbles will be less tenacious if the proportion is wrong.

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1. Not all of the chemical components of bubbles affects it’s tenacity bubbles. 2. The correct proportion of the bubbles is 150ml of dishwashing liquid: 15ml of glycerin: 3.5L of water 3. The bubbles will be less tenacious if the proportion is wrong.

Significance of the Study

This research will determine how to prolong the tenacity of bubbles. This study will also show the factors that affects the tenacity of bubbles.

The result of this study will help bubble manufacturers or other people who are interested in making bubbles to create more durable and larger bubbles. We, the researcher, expect that this study will be successful in prolonging the tenacity of the bubbles and can help other people in improving bubbles.

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