Capillary Action of Water: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is not an example of capillary action?

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1. What is cohesion?

2. Under what conditions does capillary action occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the help of this worksheet and quiz combo, you will learn all the basics of capillary behavior of water. You will be able to define capillary action and explain what factors determine how a liquid will react to other materials.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Taking advantage of these assets, you will be able to:

  • Describe cohesion and list liquids with strong cohesive properties
  • Define adhesion and explain how it determines whether a liquid will exhibit capillary action
  • List situations in which capillary action might take place

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills with this lesson:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cohesion and adhesion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about properties of water and capillary action
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding capillary action and what factors determine whether it will affect a liquid

Additional Learning

You will learn a lot from this worksheet and quiz, but you'll learn even more in the lesson on Capillary Action of Water: Definition & Examples. This asset's objectives will help you:

  • Explain how a liquid's cohesion and adhesion control whether it's inclined toward capillary action
  • Give examples of situations in which capillary action would and would not take place
  • Describe the relationship between capillary action, blood, and water