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5. Why does a lump of cotton wool shrink in water?

5. Why does a lump of cotton wool shrink in water?

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 60787 Points
2 years ago
Ans: Lump of cotton wool has air among gaps of cotton fibres. When water replaces the air from these gaps, the cotton lump becomes heavy and also shrinks due to removal of air gaps.

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