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Why does water travel up in fabric/paper?

  1. Jan 1, 2012 #1
    Why when water is absorbed by something does it travel? I think it may be due to finding a lower energy from surface tension but I don't have any intuition of it.

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  3. Jan 1, 2012 #2

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