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Capillary rise in tube of insufficient length

  1. Feb 13, 2016 #1
    When there is Capillary rise in tube of insufficient length, why does not the liquid overflow?
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2016 #2

    russ_watters

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    Capillary action is attractive: it pulls water into a tube.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2016 #3
    Is this attraction due to adhesive - cohesive forces?
     
  5. Feb 13, 2016 #4

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