Meniscus of Water and Mercury

Meniscus of Water and Mercury

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Caption: Meniscus of mercury (right) and the meniscus of water (left). Mercury molecules attract one another more strongly than they attract the molecules of the container, so they form a convex meniscus. Water molecules are attracted to the glass container by capillary action, so they form a concave meniscus.

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Keywords: beaker, capillary action, chemistry, concave, convex, experiment, graduated cylinder, meniscus, mercury, science, test tube, water

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