Why Does Capillary Action Occur?

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Capillary action occurs because of inter-molecular smart forces between the watery and hard surrounding surfaces. Capillary action can be described as the moving up of liquids from beginning to end of a thin tube, pipe or absorptive matter due to adhesive and cohesive energies interrelating between the liquid and the surface. When inter-molecular linking of a liquid itself is noticeably inferior to a substances' surface it is interacting, capillarity occurs.
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