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Answered 2013-05-11 23:47:37

Water does not particularly want to form a dome, or it would be better to say, form a droplet, on a dirty surface.

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Water forms droplets when the cohesion of water with itself is larger than the adhesion of water to the surface.

A dirt surface cold be anything; hydrophobic or hydrophilic, soluble or insoluble, rough or smooth, hot or cold.

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