Brain Teasers
Brain Teasers Trivia Mentalrobics Games Community
Personal Links
Submit a Teaser
Your Favorites
Your Watchlist
Browse Teasers
All

Cryptography
Group
Language
Letter-Equations
Logic
Logic-Grid
Math
Mystery
Optical-Illusions
Other
Probability
Rebus
Riddle
Science
Series
Situation
Trick
Trivia

Random
Daily Teasers
Search Teasers

Advanced Search
Add to Google Add to del.icio.us

More ways to get Braingle...

Universal Solvent

Science brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.

 

Puzzle ID:#5826
Fun:*** (2.64)
Difficulty:* (0.84)
Category:Science
Submitted By:bonboy5*

 

 

 



A scientist was approached by a man who offered to sell him a flask of universal solvent, a liquid that he swore would dissolve any substance it touched. The scientist knew he was lying. How did he know?




What Next?

  
  

See another brain teaser just like this one...

Or, just get a random brain teaser

If you become a registered user you can vote on this brain teaser, keep track of
which ones you have seen, and even make your own.

 



Comments

Skinnyspace
Jul 31, 2002

easty peasty leton squesty lol
ADAMANT545
Sep 30, 2002

easy moneys again
(user deleted)
Oct 02, 2002

The dissolution may take years, but still be effective. It gives plenty of time to transfer the solvent.
(user deleted)
Oct 12, 2002

this was in the mensa book.....but it was some crazy guy from russia.....anyway when put in the story its a little trickier
magoo_girl
Oct 14, 2002

too easy
PATYMANY
Oct 14, 2002

U SHOULDNT HAV MENTIONED FLASK
glyn1wood
Dec 31, 2002

it could have dissolved everything it touched only at a certain temperature (eg. higher than what it was in the place it was sold)
KhRiSsY
Jan 26, 2003

I'm so proud, I got this right! mwahaha, although it was pretty easy ;)
jetdjc15
Aug 27, 2004

that was not a science kwestion
aznboi1324Avn*
Feb 19, 2005

e-z duh
vbguy101*us*
Sep 30, 2006

Ohhhh.
vbguy101*us*
Sep 30, 2006

Good one!
tangled_brainAus*
Jun 15, 2008

well actually, it may have, and the solution could have become saturated for that temperature. I'm not sure whether to correct this somehow by offering an alternate reason or what. (That alternate reason would be that the solvent, if non-polar, wouldn't be able to dissolve polar molecules, and vice versa. If it were a surfactant, (a molecule with one side polar and the other non-polar) it wouldn't dissolve anything, but make emulsions.
AndrewWalkerAfi*
Jun 23, 2008

this seems like a trick teaser



Back to Top
   



Users in Chat : Katherine24 

Online Now: 5 users and 342 guests

Copyright © 1999-2014 | Updates | FAQ | RSS | Widgets | Links | Green | Subscribe | Contact | Privacy | Conditions | Advertise

Custom Search





Sign In A Create a free account