The meniscus of water is

The meniscus of water is concave as the forces of adhesion between water molecules and glass are stronger than forces of cohesion between water molecules.

What is a meniscus?

A meniscus is an upward or downward curve at the surface of a liquid. A meniscus can be classified as concave or convex.

  • A concave meniscus curves downward. If one is looking down from the top, it curves away from the point of view, like the opening of a cave.
  • In contrast, a convex meniscus curves upward; if one is looking down into the container, the meniscus curves towards us.


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