...These molecules have unbalanced forces such that they have net force in downward direction. Thus they have practically least entropy and maximum potential energy. Water molecules at the surface are pulled inwards such that the surface is compressed with minimum surface area. Thus every molecule on the surface of water have its intrinsic tendency to move below to enjoy maximum entropy. (Spontaneous process) This tendency leads to the surface of water to have minimum surface area.(Definition of surface tension) Hence most of the surface tension is due to tendency of their surface molecules to gain maximum entropy....
I copy this citation from the internet site Quora. Does anyone agree with this reasoning?
Is entropy increase the driving force of surface tension?
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