Why don't oil and water mix?

Salt dissolves in water; oil does not. But why? Using the analogy of a big, bumpin' dance party where the water molecules are always switching dance partners -- and they'd much rather dance with a salt ion, this video explains how two chemistry principles, energetics and entropy, rule the dance floor. (5:02 min.)


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