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Discussion :: Physics - Section 1 (Q.No.28)


Materials for rain-proof coats and tents owe their water-proof properties to

[A]. surface tension
[B]. viscosity
[C]. specific gravity
[D]. elasticity

Answer: Option A


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Abhijeet Thakre said: (Jul 10, 2011)  
Do you know that there is a plant which has no surface tension thereby the water droplet are seen on its leaf by this natural phenomena scientists and people have made raincoats.

Shubhanshu said: (Apr 10, 2012)  
Materials used to make raincoats have high surface tension because due to surface tension water droplets do not stick to the material.

Naveen Dhakal said: (Jan 19, 2013)  
Normally the surface tension of the materials are seems to be higher.

Sandeep said: (Jul 27, 2013)  
Because drops of water falls with high surface tension therefore they are spherical.

Aryaman said: (Nov 5, 2013)  
What is surface tension?

Ninja said: (Nov 19, 2013)  
Your explaining the obvious, don't you think you should be explaining more about why it is water proof? what it is in a surface tension that makes it water proof? just saying.

S.Abhay Chakra said: (Jul 29, 2014)  
Because surface tension is the main cause for the nature of angle of contact.

Hardik Gangadiya said: (Aug 12, 2014)  
The force is acted by inner material of raincoat, so by newton's third law of motion, tension force acts opposite to driving force, and this tension force is acted by surface so called surface tension. It opposes and overcomes the driving force and so water particles don't stick to material rather they sticks to surface and hence surface tension of raincoat materials are higher than their inner material.

Ansh Jindal said: (Oct 4, 2014)  
What is Tension?

Siddarth said: (Oct 20, 2014)  
Tension is a type of force which balances the other acting forces.

Anupma Agarwal said: (Nov 16, 2014)  
Material has more surface tension means more cohesion than adhesion. Therefor surface tension of raincoat material are higher than their inner material.

Seema said: (Mar 24, 2015)  
Means the plant has high surface tension that's why water does not stick to its leaf. Is this correct?

Anushka said: (Jul 24, 2016)  
What is the example of this plant?

Mayur said: (Jan 8, 2017)  
How it works?

Kuldeep Kumar said: (Jan 10, 2017)  
How does angle of contact helpful in making the coating material of raincoat?

Saurav Sinha said: (Jul 12, 2017)  
Cohesive force becomes greater.

Amol K said: (Mar 19, 2019)  
Angle between rain coat and water droplet is 0 degree it is the Nature of angle of contact.

Addo Bless said: (Nov 28, 2019)  
Yes, it's surface tension because the raincoat is treated with oil-based substances which repels the water molecules, so when a thin water film form across the fabric due to surface tension effect. As a result, no water seeps through the fabric but on touching the outside of the fabric the molecules are broken thereby water now soak through the space between the thread.

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