Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 11 - Sections 11.1-11.13 - Exercises - Review Questions - Page 535: 15


Surface tension results from liquids attempting to minimize their surface area.

Work Step by Step

Molecules near the surface of a liquid have more energy as they have fewer forces pulling on them. In order to increase the surface area, energy is required. The stronger the IMFs, the more energy required, and the stronger the surface tension.
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