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Re: [IPk] Tender/Rapid

Diana Maynard wrote:
> I'm not a physicist, so I don't have huge understanding of these
> things. (OK, I know you're not either, but still...)
> Please can you explain in not too technical terms (just to
> satisfy my curiosity) why if one end is disconnected, nothing will flow out, 
> but if both ends are disconnected, it will?

Err... suface tension. Air's got to get in to replace the liquid coming
out. And in such a small tube, air can't glug glug in one direction
while fluid is glug glugging in the other. Try putting your finger over
the end of a drinking straw in a glass of water...

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