From amongst the following curves, which one shows the variation of the velocity v with time t for a small sized spherical body falling vertically in a long column of a viscous liquid -

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A liquid does not wet the sides of a solid if the angle of contact is

(a) Zero                                     (b) Obtuse (More than 90°)
(c) Acute (Less than 90°)            (d) 90°

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The meniscus of mercury in the capillary tube is

(a) Convex            (b) Concave
(c) Plane               (d) Uncertain

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At which of the following temperatures, the value of surface tension of water is minimum ?

(a) 4°C                                       (b) 25°C
(c) 50°C                                     (d) 75°C

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If a glass rod is dipped in mercury and withdrawn out, the mercury does not wet the rod because 

(a) Angle of contact is acute

(b) Cohesion force is more

(c) Adhesion force is more

(d) The density of mercury is more

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Mercury does not wet glass, wood or iron because

(a) Cohesive force is less than the adhesive force

(b) Cohesive force is greater than the adhesive force

(c) The angle of contact is less than 90o

(d) Cohesive force is equal to the adhesive force

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Surface tension of a liquid is found to be influenced by

(a) It increases with the increase of temperature

(b) Nature of the liquid in contact

(c) Presence of soap that increases it

(d) Its variation with the concentration of the liquid

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When a drop of water is dropped on oil surface, then

(a) It will mix up with oil

(b) It spreads in the form of a film

(c) It will deform

(d) It remains spherical

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Small liquid drops assume spherical shape because

(a) Atmospheric pressure exerts a force on a liquid drop

(b) Volume of a spherical drop is minimum

(c) Gravitational force acts upon the drop

(d) Liquid tends to have the minimum surface area due to surface tension

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It is easy to wash clothes in hot water because its

(a) Surface tension is more

(b) Surface tension is less

(c) Consumes less soap

(d) None of these

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