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If a small-diameter open glass tube is partially immersed in a vessel containing mercury, the surface of the mercury inside the tube will be A. lower than the mercury in the vessel, and
shaped like the inside of a bowl. B. higher than the mercury in the vessel, and shaped like the outside of an umbrella. C. lower than the mercury in the vessel, and shaped like the outside of an umbrella. D. higher than the mercury in the vessel, and shaped like the inside of a bowl.
if the bowl contained water the answer would be (d), but for mercury the answer is (a) since mercury does not wet glass
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