Someone posted this gif to reddit:
When a droplet is placed on a quiescent fluid bath, it ultimately collapses into the bath due to gravity; however, this merger is generally delayed because the air layer between the droplet and the bath must first drain to a thickness at which Van der Waals forces between droplet and bath become important, approximately 100nm (Charles & Mason 1960a). The resulting coalescence may take a number of distinct forms. Complete coalescence arises when the entirety of the drop merges with the underlying reservoir. Partial coalescence arises when only some fraction of the drop coalesces, leaving behind a smaller daughter droplet that is ejected from the bath and bounces several times before itself undergoing a partial coalescence (Mahajan 1930; Charles & Mason 1960b; Thoroddsen & Takehara 2000; Honey & Kavehpour 2006). This coalescence cascade continues until the daughter droplet becomes sufficiently small that viscosity comes into play, and complete coalescence occurs.
This was taken from a scientific publication called “The fluid trampoline: droplets bouncing on a soap film” from the Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Oh and somewhere in between we also learn that “disseminate” is transitive!