# Civil Engineering - SI Units - Discussion

### Discussion :: SI Units - Section 1 (Q.No.3)

3.

SI unit for the surface tension, is

 [A]. kg/m3 [B]. kg/m2 [C]. kg/m [D]. N/m

Explanation:

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 Abhishek Singh said: (Aug 1, 2013) Surface tension - force applied per unit distance, i.e kg/(s*s).

 Muhammad Farooq said: (Sep 6, 2013) Surface tension- force applied per unit distance so N/m.

 Anoop said: (Jan 5, 2014) Surface tension - force/length so N/m.

 Fakirjasyal said: (Sep 16, 2014) I think surface tension is force/area so it should be n/m.

 Ravikumar said: (Feb 24, 2015) Surface tensions force for unit distance.

 Rajat said: (Jun 22, 2015) It should be force per unit area.

 Malvi said: (Apr 29, 2016) Surface tension = force /area. So, Nm/m2. => N/m or J/m2.

 Tan said: (Jul 4, 2016) N/m is the correct answer.

 Mohd Suhel said: (Jul 25, 2016) Force per unit lenth, ie = f/l = N/M.

 Kush Meena said: (Oct 18, 2016) In cgs its unit is = dyne/cm.

 Jalsngh Jatav said: (Nov 5, 2016) Surface tension is a force applied on the surface to the length of the surface.

 Akshay Jadhav said: (Feb 8, 2017) Surface tension is a force (N) acting over a surface area (A) having unit width. So, Area= (1*m). Therefore, answer must be N/m.

 Viki said: (Mar 1, 2017) In this why the tensions are not measured in kg? Does kg represent load?

 Bhoopender said: (Dec 15, 2017) Stress = P/A =N/sqm.

 Umesh said: (Jul 26, 2019) The SI unit N/m is right.