For the above question, they've equated the excess pressure across the meniscus to the pressure due to height of liquid column in the capillary, as follows:
This clearly gives RH = constant, hence the graph shown in option (B) matches - a very familiar rectangular hyperbola.
However, there a certain physical aspects of this problem that I don't understand -
Is the process quasi static?
Why should the forces due to pressure be balanced, won't the column accelerate if pulled up?
Will the contact angle change, practically, while the tube is being pulled up? Is assuming it to be constant simply an assumption to avoid complexity?
How does the process actually happen, that is, what can be said about the flow of column in the tube if the tube is being pulled by a constant velocity, (say, v) or a constant acceleration?
Could someone please give a detailed explanation of the process, so that all the physical aspects are addressed as well? Simply a mathematical equation didn't really help me understand the process in question.
The equation RH = constant, is it correct or is it just an approximation? Also, if it is indeed right, or valid under certain assumptions and approximations, how can one intuitively work towards deducing it? The equation is that of a rectangular hyperbola, which is pretty familiar - so I guessed that there must be some intuitive or non mathematical approach to the problem.
Thanks in advance.