College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 9 - Solids and Fluids - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Multiple Choice Questions - Page 346: 19


(c) water has surface tension.

Work Step by Step

The surface of any body of water behaves as though it is covered with an invisible skin, which allows small, light-weight insects to walk across it. This skin effect is caused by surface tension. Like molecules are attracted to each other. They like to “stick together” and this attractive force is known as cohesion.
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