ERIC Number: EJ716970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Thermodynamics of Capillary Rise: Why Is the Meniscus Curved?
Henriksson, Ulf; Eriksson, Jan Christer
Journal of Chemical Education, v81 n1 p150 Jan 2004
The thermodynamics of capillary rise is explained as the gravitational elevation of the whole column of liquid caused by the positive connection between the liquid, and the solid wall of the capillary tube. The curvature of the meniscus is ascribed to the maintenance of a physiochemical balance throughout the gravitational column of liquid.
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