Why does superglue not stick to the tube

October 17, 2008 12:05pm CST
I know its a weird one, but i cant figure out why it doesnt. Does any2 know. Maybe it does because you cant really see inside the tube. Maybe i should be thinking more about serious subjects, but i will when i know the answer to this
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@ShepherdSpy (8559)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
17 Oct 08
I assumed it was because the glue inside the tube had been packaged in an oxygen free environment-once it comes into contact with air,the reaction occurs that bonds materials together-losing or forgetting to replace the cap,as I'm sure everyone has done at one time or another,the tube contents will dry up when exposed to the air..
@cuttyrish (2668)
• United States
17 Oct 08
The subtances in the glue sticks to moist things...As long as no moisture gets into the tube, however, it will stay an unsticky liquid for a long time..Read more on this topic:http://amos.indiana.edu/library/scripts/monomers.html
@fasttalker (2796)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I think it is becasue it is airtight. Because if you leave the lid off of the tube it will all dry up. So maybe with no air it cant stick. You're right let us move on to something more serious! . I'm going to go find a tube and cut it open and see what is in there!