Chemical Engineering - Fluid Mechanics - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Fluid Mechanics - Section 1 (Q.No. 1)
The fluid property, due to which, mercury does not wet the glass is
surface tension
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Ashish jha said:   1 decade ago
It should be force of adhesion, because force of adhesion works between two different surfaces.

Jyoti said:   1 decade ago
Hello Sachin !

surface tension of any fluid particle acts radially over the tangential components so that the fluid particles try to obtain a minimal surface area. In this stake the mercury droplet gets spherical and thus have minimum contact just at only one point on the glass

Sachin said:   1 decade ago
Because the surface tension is force/length.

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