surface tension

Asked by  | 11th Jun, 2008, 07:57: PM

Expert Answer:

Solutes can have different effects on surface tension depending on their structure:

  • No effect, for example sugar,salt.Even oil floats and has no effect on surface tension of water.
  • Decrease surface tension progressively, alcohols
  • Decrease surface tension and, once a minimum is reached, no more effect: surfactants

Answered by  | 19th Jun, 2008, 12:42: PM

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