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Surface tension

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surface tension
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
October 2017
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
study well documented, meets generally accepted scientific principles, acceptable for assessment
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Wilhelmy plate method
Method for measuring the surface tension (SFT) of a liquid, the interfacial tension (IFT) between two liquids and the contact angle between a liquid and a solid. The force acting on a vertically immersed plate is measured.
GLP compliance:
Type of method:
plate method
Key result
Surface tension:
0.026 N/m
24 °C
1 000 mg/L
Surface tension - 0.0256 N/m at 24 °C

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Key value for chemical safety assessment

Surface tension:
in mN/m at 20°C and concentration in mg/L:
1 000

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