Surface Tension and Surface Structure of Water

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Science  02 Jun 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3779, pp. 1226-1227
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3779.1226


The surface tension-temperature relationship for water is smooth and linear when account is taken of the expansion of the surface with temperature. This plot permits the calculation of thermodynamic properties for 1 square centimeter of surface. Molar surface quantities are derived by assuming a hexagonal water surface structure.

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