It is the work done to increase the surface area of the liquid by one unit. Its unit is nt/m. Numerically tangential contractile force acting across an imaginary line of unit length.
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What is the relationship between flotation and surface tension?
surface tension relates with flotation in that the stronger the surface tension, the easier an object will float. ...
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What is the effect of sodium chloride on the surface tension of water?
The surface tension of water is increased for salted water. Sodium chloride increase the surface tension of water. ...
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Does surface tension of water decrease on adding of detergent?
Yes it does increase the surface tension THE detergent causes the surface tension of water to increase ...
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Explain why a swing needle can float on the surface of water in a glass?
Due to surface tension, the upper surface of water acts like a stretched membrane which enables it to float a swing needle. ...
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What is surface tension explain how pond skater can walk on water?
it is when water molecules in the water form a 'wall'.Pond skaters have legs that spread out away from their bodies, lowering the pressure exerted by their weight and not breaking the surface tension of the water ...