Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 12 - Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces - Exercises - Questions: 7


Surface tension is the property of a liquid to seek to reduce its surface area. This creates a force that will resist penetration at the surface of a liquid.

Work Step by Step

Surface tension increases as IMFs increase in strength. As intermolecular attraction increases, molecules pull more tightly on each other and and therefore able to support more weight.
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