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I was washing the dishes and came across a situation that was counterintuitive (at least from my perspective). The situation consisted of a bowl of water and a filled bottle of water. When I dip only the tip (opening) of the water bottle into the bowl of water, the water from the bottle does not flow out into the bowl. On the other hand, once the bottle is raised just enough so that the opening in the bottle is above the bowl of water, the water then obviously flows out into the bowl.
Below is a picture demonstrating the situation.
Would this phenomena change depending upon which liquid(other then water) is used?
Or more specifically could the surface tension properties of another liquid differ so much from water where a observable difference would occur in this situation?