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The fluid property diue to which mercury do no wet the glass??

The fluid property diue to which mercury do no wet the glass??

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purva
33 Points
8 years ago
In water the cohesive force is weaker than the adhesive force exerted by the molecules of glass,hence it wets glass while in mercury the cohesive force is stronger than the adhesive force of glass,hence it does not sticks to glass and as a result does not wets it.

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