Origin of surface tension
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The intensity of this surface-tension is measured by the stress which it exerts across a line of unit length.
Quincke has determined the surface-tension of a great many substances near their point of fusion or solidification.
The surface-tension also being smaller, the less is the abatement of velocity on account of work done in extending the surface.
We thus see how little play is given to the action of the surface-tension in a very viscous liquid.
It assumes the form of a sphere under the action of surface-tension alone.
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Culture definitions for surface tension
The force exerted along the surface of a fluid that causes it to “bead up” and form into drops. Water has high surface tension and beads up easily; alcohol has low surface tension and does not often show droplets.