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Surface tenson

  1. Oct 28, 2003 #1
    By definition, surface tesnsion is the force at the surface of seperation of two fluids and it's unit is N/m. my doubts are
    1. Is it the force per unit length?
    2. Does Surface tenson changes with change in lenth of the liquid container?
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  3. Oct 28, 2003 #2


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    Yes. No. Surface energy changes with surface area; surface tension times the area of the surface bounding a phase = surface energy --- this is what drives the formation of spherical bubbles, droplets, etc.
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