Everytime I walk by the balloon stall, I know that they use helium to make the balloons float in the air. But my problem is why when I leave the balloon aside, the balloon sinks to the bottom. Is there anything happen to the helium inside?
When the balloon is fully inflated with helium its density (mass/volume) is less than that of the air around it, allowing it to float. Over time, some of the helium will "leak" out of the balloon. As the helium is released the mass of the balloon decreases slightly, but the volume decreases at a much faster rate, resulting in a balloon with a density greater than that of the air around it, which is why it falls to the ground.