Distinguish between adhesive and cohesive forces.

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Distinguish between adhesive and cohesive forces.

Cohesive Force:

Cohesive force is defined as the force between the same molecules of the substance. This force arises due to the hydrogen bond and responsible for the meniscus effect in the substances. Mercury has the highest cohesive force.

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There are several differences between the adhesive force and the cohesive force are as follows,

  • The adhesion force is the force between the...

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