What is the surface tension of water?

Answer

Surface tension is what causes the surface of a portion of liquid to be attracted to another surface (cohesion). It is typically measured in dynes/cm, or the force (in dynes) required to break a film length of 1cm. Water has a surface tension of 72.8 dynes/cm, at 20 degrees Celsius. The surface tension of water decreases with heat.
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yes they are very tense.
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Just about any other liquid has a lower surface tension than water http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sur... Only Mercury (which is a metal) and strong salt solution have higher surface
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1. Fill a bowl, glass or beaker with water. 2. Float a small piece of paper towel on the surface of the water. 3. Place the paperclip on top of the paper towel. 4. Push the sides
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A water molecule at the surface is attracted mostly by water
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1 Additional Answer
Surface tension of water is a characteristic which allows it to resist force from breaking through. This allows light objects or insects to freely move along the surface without sinking.
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