what is surface tension?

Asked by  | 30th Jul, 2008, 08:38: PM

Expert Answer:

Surface tension is a property of the surface of a liquid that causes it to behave as an elastic sheet. It allows insects, such as the water strider, to walk on water. It allows small objects, even metal ones such as needles, razor blades, or foil fragments, to float on the surface of water, and it is the cause of capillary action.

Answered by  | 31st Jul, 2008, 10:49: AM

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