Which phenomenon is responsible for spherical shape of liquid drops?


Surface tension is responsible for the shape of liquid droplets.

Surface tension

Surface tension is the tension of the surface film of a liquid caused by the attraction of the particles in the surface layer by the bulk of the liquid, which tends to minimize surface area.

  • Surface tension is determined by the forces of attraction between particles within a liquid, as well as the forces of attraction of solids, liquids, and gases in contact with it.
  • The work or energy needed to remove the surface layer of molecules in a unit area is approximately equal to the energy responsible for the phenomenon of surface tension.
  • Surface tension is usually expressed in dynes/cm, which is the force needed to break a 1 cm film.

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