A U-shaped wire is dipped in a soap solution, and removed. The thin soap film formed between the wire and the light slider supports a weight of 1.5 × 10–2 N (which includes the small weight of the slider). The length of the slider is 30 cm. What is the surface tension of the film? | Learn NCERT solution | Education portal Class 11 Physics | Study online Unit-10 Mechanical Properties of Fluids



Q.17:- A U-shaped wire is dipped in a soap solution, and removed. The thin soap film formed between the wire and the light slider supports a weight of 1.5 × 10–2 N (which includes the small weight of the slider). The length of the slider is 30 cm. What is the surface tension of the film?

 

 

Answer:-



The weight that the soap film supports, W = 1.5 × 10–2 N
Length of the slider, l = 30 cm = 0.3 m
A soap film has two free surfaces.
∴ Total length = 2l = 2 × 0.3 = 0.6 m
Surface tension, S = Force or Weight / 2l
= 1.5 × 10-2 / 0.6
= 2.5 × 10-2 N/m
Therefore, the surface tension of the film is 2.5 × 10–2 N m–1.