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On adding soap or detergent to water surface tension increase or decrease?

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Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 03:54
The surface tension would decrease.
Positive: 99 %
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 04:24
Decrease or maybe disappears
Positive: 93 %
Answer #3 | 21/12 2013 22:38
The surface tension would surely decrease ,thereby helps in cleansing action.
Positive: 73 %
Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 22:36
Soap decreases surface tension because it separates the water molecules. The soap molecules squeeze between the water molecules and keep them apart. The forces of the surface tension then become smaller.
Positive: 41 %

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