I have read through several junior undergraduate level explanations of surface tension. Here is a typical presentation at that level: Molecules at the surface of a fluid experience approximately ...
I have studied for a couple of months now a mathematical model of the energy of a configuration of immiscible fluids situated in a fixed container such that the fluids fill the container. In other ...
Quote from Wikipedia: Another way to view surface tension is in terms of energy. A molecule in contact with a neighbor is in a lower state of energy than if it were alone (not in contact with a ...