What causes the surface tension to decrease when a liquid is electrified?

  • $\begingroup$ I don't know the answer, but "electrified" is not a precise technical term. Are you asking about a body of liquid that holds a static charge? $\endgroup$ Apr 20, 2020 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ It was written "when a liquid is electrified, surface tension decreases" $\endgroup$
    – Meow
    Apr 20, 2020 at 15:39
  • $\begingroup$ ??? After I read your question, I googled for "liquid" "static charge" and "surface tension," and I found a citation for an academic paper that would seem to answer the very question. Maybe you could find something similar. $\endgroup$ Apr 20, 2020 at 16:30
  • $\begingroup$ Can you provide the link please? $\endgroup$
    – Meow
    Apr 20, 2020 at 17:16
  • $\begingroup$ journals.aps.org/pri/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevSeriesI.4.375 $\endgroup$ Apr 20, 2020 at 17:24


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