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Surface tension

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The tension of a liquid's surface, due to the attraction of the liquid's molecules to each other. Liquids with a high surface tension are not attracted to other materials with which they have contact. For example, mercury will form beads if spilt onto a tile floor. Liquids with a low surface tension are attracted to other materials and will therefore be seen to 'soak' them.

Source: GreenFacts

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Español: Tensión superficial

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