What Causes Surface Tension in Water?

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Surface tension is caused by the cohesion of molecules. The cohesion causes molecules to stick together. This creates a surface that is solid-like. Water is strongly cohesive and therefore highly prone to surface tension.
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Cohesion, or the attraction of molecules to like molecules is what causes surface tension. Surface tension can be measured in force per length or energy per unit area.
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