Surface tension

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What is surface tension?

The net force, which effectively aims to keep the liquid together, is called surface tension.

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How to characterize surfactant solutions?

Surfactants are used in many industrial fields. Characterization of surfactants is thus important to optimize their performance and the products they are applied to. Surface and interfacial tension measurements offer versatile method to study the properties and behavior of the surfactant solution.

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What are surfactants and how do they work?

A term surfactant comes from the word surface active agent. At the interface, they align themselves so that the hydrophobic part is in the air and hydrophilic part is in water. This will cause the decrease in surface or interfacial tensions.

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What is the difference between surface and interfacial tension?

This blog explains the difference between surface and interfacial tension.

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What is critical micelle concentration?

Explains the concept of critical micelle concentration and how it can be measured with surface tension measurement.

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3 ways to measure surface tension

Explains three different methods to measure surface tension.

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Why is surface tension important?

Surface tension is needed for life as we know it. Its fundamental and it is also an important parameter in many industrial processes.

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