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Experimental Surface Tension Values

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The table below demonstrates values of surface tension obtained for different liquids at various temperatures.

Experimental Surface Tension Values

Liquid in contact with air Temperature (degrees C) Surface Tension (mN/m, or dyn/cm)
Benzene 20 28.9
Carbon tetrachloride 20 26.8
Ethanol 20 22.3
Glycerin 20 63.1
Mercury 20 465.0
Olive oil 20 32.0
Soap solution 20 25.0
Water 0 75.6
Water 20 72.8
Water 60 66.2
Water 100 58.9
Oxygen -193 15.7
Neon -247 5.15
Helium -269 0.12

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