A model is presented that explains the variation of surface tension of liquid water with temperature. The presence of non H-bonding H (NHB H) atoms (defining surface of assumed clusters) together with H-bonding atoms, is considered in this treatment. A good agreement between the experimental and computed values suggests the validity of this model. The change in the number of NHB H atoms and density account for the variation of surface tension with temperature. Previously, the same model was applied to explain the anomalous variation of density of liquid water with temperature [A. Khan et. al.: Chem. Phys. Lett. 266 (1997) 473].
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||3 A|
|State||Published - Mar 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)