What gives the water around rotting vegetation a sheen?

David Hershey dh321z at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 1 21:08:31 EST 2003

Does anyone have a good answer to the following

"Decomposing organic matter in water is often
surrounded by a thin film of insoluble substances
which floats on the water surface. What does this film
consist of?"

David R. Hershey
dh321z at yahoo.com

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