Problem: True or FalseWater beads up on wax paper because its cohesive forces are greater than the adhesive forces.

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Recall the following definitions:

  • Cohesive forces 
    • attractive forces between similar types of molecules
    • cause the surface of a liquid to contract to the smallest possible surface area
  • Adhesive forces 
    • attractive forces between different types of molecules


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Water beads up on wax paper because its cohesive forces are greater than the adhesive forces.

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