Intermolecular Force

  1. The force of attraction or repulsion acting between the molecules are known as intermolecular force.

  2. They are electromagnetic in nature.

  3. They are of two types\\\textbf{Cohesive Force: } \\\toThe term "cohesive forces" is a generic term for the collective intermolecular forces (e.g., hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces) responsible for the bulk property of liquids resisting separation. These attractive forces exist between molecules of the same substance.\\\textbf {Adhesive Force} \\\to The term "adhesive forces" refers to the attractive forces between unlike substance such as mechanical forces (sticking together) and electrostatic forces (attraction due to opposing charges). These exist in a fluid and wall of fluid container. Cohesive force and adhesive force are inversely proportional to eighth power of distance between the molecules.

Surface Tension

  1. The property of liquid surface to remain in minimum surface area and behaves like a stretched membrane.

  2. It’s a property unique to fluid.

  3. The surface tension of liquid is defined as the force per unit length in the plane of the liquid surface at right angles to either side of an imaginary line drawn on the surface. i.e. T=\frac{F}{l} , where T= surface tension of liquid

  4. But for soap film T=\frac{F}{2l} as it has two layers.\\For ring dipped in water T=\frac{F}{2×2πr} as it has inner and outer circumference.

  5. Units: In C.G.S dyne/cm.\\In S.I. N/m.\\

  6. Dimension : [M^1L^0T^{-2}]\\

  7. It is property of free surface of liquid at rest.\\

  8. It is a molecular phenomenon and its root cause is the electromagnetic forces.\\

  9. It depends only upon nature of liquid but not in surface area.\\

  10. T_{solid}>T_{liquid}>T_{gas}\$

Examples of surface tension:

  1. Lead balls are spherical in shape.

  2. Rain drops and a globule of mercury placed on glass plate are spherical.

  3. Hair of a shaving brush, when dipped in water spread out.

  4. A greased needle placed gently on the free surface of water in a beaker does not sink.

  5. Insects can walk on the free surface of water without drowning.

  6. Dancing of camphor on the water surface.

  7. Soap water cleans cloths well in comparison to impure water.

Effects on surface tension

  1. \to Highly soluble substance (e.g. NaCl, Sugar) increases surface tension.\\\to Sparingly soluble substance (e.g. phenol, soap, camphor, sodium) decrease surface tension.

  2. \textbf{Effect of temperature} \\\toIncrease of temperature increases angle of contact and decreases surface tension.\\\toAt, critical temperature surface tension becomes zero.\\

    \toBut surface tension of molten cadmium increases with increase in temperature.\\

    \toHot soup tastes better than the cold soup.\\

    \toMachinery parts get jammed in winter.\\

  3. \textbf{Effect of floating impurities}: \\\toIf there is dust, oil or grease then surface tension of liquid decreases.

  4. \textbf {Flowing of electricity in the liquid :} \\\to Flowing of electricity in the liquid a force acts normally on the free surface of the liquid. Therefore the surface tension on the liquid decreases.

Surface Energy

  1. Surface molecules have more energy than molecules in bulk.

  2. It is also called as surface free energy or interfacial free energy.

  3. It can be defined as the work per unit area done by the force that creates the new surface.\\i.e. T=\frac{\Delta W}{\Delta A} or, \Delta W=T \times \Delta A

  4. When the liquid drops merge into each other to form bigger drop, energy is released.

Some important formulas

  1. Work done in forming a liquid drop, 
  2. W=T×4πr^2.

  3. Work done in forming a bubble in air, W=T×2×4 πr^2 .

  4. Work done in increasing radius of a bubble,W=T×A=T×4πr^2({r_2}^2-{r_1}^2).

  5. Work done in splitting a liquid drop into N identical droplets,\\W=T×4πR^2(N^{\frac{1}{3}}-1) , where R is radius of drop.

  6. Energy released on coalition of N droplets of radius r into a big drop,\\W=T×4πr^2(N-N^{\frac{2}{3}})

  7. If n small drops of radius r coalesce to form a big drop of radius, R then surface area decreases.\\Amount of surface energy release, E=n 4πr^2T-4 πR^2T \\If energy is absorbed by big drop, its temperature rises by\\\to \theta\frac{3T}{JSd} (\frac{1}{r} -\frac{1}{R})\\If energy is converted into kinetic energy\\\tov=\sqrt {\frac{6T}{d} (\frac{1}{r}- \frac{1}{R})}

Angle of contact

  1. It’s is angle drawn tangent to liquid surface and tangent away solid surface at a point of contact.

  2. It lies between O-180.

  3. A.C decreases if sparingly soluble impurity is added.

  4. A.C increases if highly soluble impurity is added to water.

  5. A.C decreases on increasing temperature.

  6. For glass-water A.C is <10 \degreeand for glass-mercury pair is nearly 135 \degree(obtuse).

  7. A.C doesn’t depend on inclination of solid.

Cases for angle of contact

  1. \\When F_e<\sqrt{2} F_a \\

    \to Liquid which wets solids and rises in capillary tubes.\\\to Liquid surface is concave upward.\\

    \to \theta <90 \degree \\e.g. water in a glass capillary tube.\\

  2. \textbf {Case II}\\When F_e>\sqrt{2} F_a \\

    \to Liquid which does not wet solids and their level falls in capillary tubes.\\\to Liquid surface is convex upward.\\

    \to \theta >90 \degree \\e.g. mercury in a glass capillary tube.\\

  3. \textbf {Case III}\\When F_e=\sqrt{2} F_a \\

    \to Liquid which neither rises nor falls in capillary tubes.\\\to Liquid surface is plane.\\

    \to \theta =90 \degree \\e.g. pure water in silver coated capillary tube.

Capillarity (Capillary Action)

  1. The phenomena of rise or fall of liquid column inside capillary tube. For pure water, =0 ∴h=2Trρg