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why liquid drops are spherical in shape ?

Asked by निकोदिमुस 3rd October 2017, 8:00 PM
Answered by Expert
Every droplet tries to keep the surface area to the minimum. 
Surface tension is responsible for the shape of liquid droplets.
Droplets of liquid tend to be pulled into a spherical shape by the cohesive forces of the surface layer.
The inward forces on the surface molecules of a liquid drop tend to cause the surface to volume ratio as small as possible.
Since surface to volume ratio is minimum for the spherical shape a liquid drop is spherical.
Answered by Expert 4th October 2017, 10:48 AM
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