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High surface tension of a liquid is due to...strong net intermolecular attraction...

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claymore | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted November 8, 2012 at 3:21 AM via web

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High surface tension of a liquid is due to...

strong net intermolecular attraction toward the liquid surface

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strong net intermolecular attraction toward the center of the liquid

 

Chemistry question; surface tension of liquid

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science geek | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted November 8, 2012 at 12:43 PM (Answer #1)

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Surface tension is caused by the effects of intermolecular forces at the interface. Surface tension depends on the nature of the liquid, the surrounding environment and temperature. Liquids were molecules have large attractive intermolecular forces will have a large surface tension.

 

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