Which substance has the highest surface tension?
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Hereof, which has the highest surface tension?
Additionally, what does high surface tension mean? Surface Tension: "The property of the surface of a liquid that allows it to resist an external force, due to the cohesive nature of its molecules." The high surface tension helps the paper clip - with much higher density - float on the water.
Then, which has more surface tension water or mercury?
Mercury is stronger than water. Water has high surface tension due to extremely high molecular binding force of water caused by the hydrogen bond between water molecules. Being a heavy, silvery d-block element, mercury is the only metal that is liquid at standard temperature and pressure conditions.
Why does water have a low viscosity?
When the liquid is heated up, the molecules have more kinetic energy and so they can more easily break free of these forces--the liquid will become less viscous.