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Out of the following, which is not an example of capillary action (a) Absorption of ink in blotting paper (b) Floating of wood on water surface (c) Rise of oil wick of a lamp (d) Ploughing of the field

Out of the following, which is not an example of capillary action
(a) Absorption of ink in blotting paper
(b) Floating of wood on water surface
(c) Rise of oil wick of a lamp
(d) Ploughing of the field

Grade:Upto college level

2 Answers

Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10335 Points
2 years ago
Dear student

Floating of wood on water surface is an example of buoyant force acting on a body against its weight due to volume of liquid displaced by it.

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
2 years ago
Examples of capillarity : (i) Ink rises in the fine pores of blotting paper leaving the paper dry. (ii) A towel soaks water. (iii) Oil rises in the long narrow spaces between the threads of a wick. (iv) Wood swells in rainy season due to rise of moisture from air in the pores.

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