Capillary action

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Hello

So like anyone who read about capillary action, you think about free energy generation, but as I read the problem is that the water won't leave the capillary tube on the other side because of the capillary action. So you need to use the capillary force from one end of the tube then overcame it on the other end.

So what if we use a ionized liquid ( positively or negatively charged) this way the electrostatic force will be repelling the molecules from each other, so it will be added to the capillary force to get the liquid higher but then it will work against it on the other end forcing the liquid to leave the tube, will that work ?
 

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A.T.
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so it will be added to the capillary force to get the liquid higher but then it will work against it on the other end
How is that supposed to work?
 
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Hello

So like anyone who read about capillary action, you think about free energy generation, but as I read the problem is that the water won't leave the capillary tube on the other side because of the capillary action. So you need to use the capillary force from one end of the tube then overcame it on the other end.

So what if we use a ionized liquid ( positively or negatively charged) this way the electrostatic force will be repelling the molecules from each other, so it will be added to the capillary force to get the liquid higher but then it will work against it on the other end forcing the liquid to leave the tube, will that work ?
Welcome to the PF.

Free Energy discussions are a forbidden topic here at the PF. This thread is closed.
 
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@imbelhassen -- the thread has been re-opened by the Mentors. Please clarify which type of "free energy" you are referring to. Thanks.
 
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@imbelhassen -- the thread has been re-opened by the Mentors. Please clarify which type of "free energy" you are referring to. Thanks.
by free energy I am referring to using a combination of capillary force and electrostatic force to create an infinite movement that can generate work. I read in the forum about machines based on capillary force, and I am suggesting an idea that may work.
 
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by free energy I am referring to using a combination of capillary force and electrostatic force to create an infinite movement that can generate work. I read in the forum about machines based on capillary force, and I am suggesting an idea that may work.
Okay, thanks for the clarification. That type of free energy is the type that we don't discuss here. Please follow the links in the quote from the rules to read more about why that kind of free energy generation cannot work.
 

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