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Discussion Forum : UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Section 21 (Q.No. 1)
Consider the following statements regarding the phenomenon of bulking of sand :
1. It is due to film of water around sand particles.
2. It is due to capillary action.
3. It is more in finer sands.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct ?
1, 2 and 3
1 and 3
2 and 3
1 and 2
Answer: Option
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7 comments Page 1 of 1.

Saurabh said:   5 months ago
Option B is correct because the bulking of sand is due to contact moisture, not capillarity.

Ravindra solanki said:   4 years ago
Capillarity is also due to surface tension so we can say bulking is due to surface tension or capillarity.

PAVITHRA said:   5 years ago
Option A is correct.

Due to capillary action sand is get bulked.

Rahul Khan said:   5 years ago
B is correct because in bulking of sand having surface tension phenomenon not capillary.

Pratik Deshmukh said:   6 years ago
Yeah, Answer a is the correct answer because due the formation of a film of water there is an occurrence of capillarity and which is responsible for bulking of sand, and it is more in the fine sand because of the surface.

The area is more in fine sand.

Abhishek said:   6 years ago
I agree it should be A.

Prabhat said:   7 years ago
I think the Answer is A.

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