Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 9 - Liquids, Solids, and Materials - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 421c: 54


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We know that surface tension is a consequence of intermolecular forces. We know that strong intermolecular forces increase surface tension. But, since higher temperature results in more random motion amongst the particles, the intermolecular forces are less effective. Thus, surface tension decreases as temperature increases.
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