Surface Tension and Capillarity

by / Wednesday, 22 March 2017 / Published in Technical Corner

Due to molecular attraction, liquids possess certain properties such as cohesion and adhesion. Cohesion means inter-molecular attraction between molecules of the same liquid. Adhesion means attraction between the molecules of a liquid and the molecules of a solid boundary surface in contact with the liquid. The property of cohesion enables a liquid to resist to tensile stress, while adhesion enables it to stick to another body.

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