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Capillary Phenomena.--In the contact of solids and liquids, a series of phenomena are produced, to which the name of capillary phenomena is given, because that they are particularly observed in tubes, whose diameter is so small that it is comparable to the thickness of a hair.
The effects of capillary attraction are very various; but in all cases, they are the result of the mutual attraction of the liquid particles to each other, and to that attraction which subsists between these particles and solid bodies. Take, for example, the following phenomena : when we immerse a solid rod in a liquid which will wet it, the liquid, in opposition to the laws of hydrostaties, rises around the solid rod, as in the case of glass and water; and its supfáce, instead of being hori
When the liqaid is contained in a vessel so large as that zontal, takes a concave form, as shown in fig. 47; but, if a solid capillary attraction has no longer an effect on its level surface, rod be immersed in a liquid which will not wet it, as in the still the liquid rises or sinks on the sides of the vessel, accordcase of glass and metcury, the liquid, instead of rising, sinks ing as it wets or does not wet these sides, see figures E and F. round the solid rod, and its surface takes a convex form, as
Fig. F. shown in fig. 48.
Laws of Ascent and Depression in Capillary Tubes.-M. GayLussac has proved by experiment that the ascent and depres
sion of liquids in capillary tubes, are regulated according to These phenomena become more evident, when, instead of a the three following laws: Ist. There is an ascent when the solid rod, we immerse in the liquid getales tubes of small dia- liquid wets the tubes, and a depression when it does not wet meter, as shown in the following figures A and B. According them: 2nd, this ascent and depression are in the inverse ratio
of the diameters of the tubes, so long as they do not exceed Fig. A. Fig. B.
the tenth part of an inch :3rd, the ascent and depression vary with the nature of the liquid and with the temperature ; but they are independent of the substance of the tubes and of the thickness of their sides, if the latter be previously wetted. These laws hold good in & vacuum as well as in air.
The method employed by M. Gay-Lussac in the discovery of these laws was the following: 1st, lie measured the interior
as these tubes are wetted or not wetted by the liquid, so do they produce an ascent or depression. This ascent or depression increases as the diameter of the tube diminishes, see figs. 49. and 50. When the tubes are wotted by the liquid,
the surface of the liquid takes the form of a concave meniscus (Greek crescent-shaped), as in fig. 49, and when the tubes are not wetted by the liquid, the surface takes that of a convex meniscus, as in fig. 50. The surface of the liquid assumes the diameter of the tubes, not directly, which would have been same concavity and convexity on the sides of the Hessel which very difficult, but by selecting those which presented the same contains the liquid according as it wete or does not wet the sectional area throughout their whole length, and weighing the sidee of that persely As shown in the following figures o end. De quantity of mercury which completely filled them; the density
of the metal being known, it was then easy to deduce, from its other so as to form an angle, and be immersed in a liquid weight and the height of the column, the required diameter, which wets them, so that their line of contact be placed vertias shown in a former lesson : 2nd, he then, placed the liquid cally, the liquid will rise towards the vertex of the angle under consideration in a vessel ABCD, figure &, and vertically between the two plates, and its surface, from the highest to the immersed in it, the capillary tubes which were successively lowest point, will assume the form of the curve called an submitted to experiment; close by each tube, he placed a rod equilateral hyperbola. The asymptotés of this curve which is BF, tapering to a point, which, by the motion of a screw, was double, being traced on each plate, are the vertical straight made to reach the exact level of the liquid; then, by means of line in which the edges of the plates meet, which is common a cathetometer, he measured the vertical distance between the to both, and the horizontal straight lines which determine the upper extremity of the column of liquid in the tube, and the level of the liquid in which they are immersed, as shown by lower extremity or point of the rod which came in contact the dotted lines in the following figure 1. with the liquid. The heights which different liquids reach are by no means the same, as may be seen in the following
0.479 Spirit of Turpentine 0.501 In the experiments of which these are the results, the liquids were kept at the same temperature; for in proportion as 'he temperature rises, the capillary phenomena are rapidly minished.
In the use of several apparatus, it is necessary to know the gebount of the depression of the mercury in glass tubes. The following table gives these depressions to the nearest thousandth of an inch, in tubes varying from 8 hundredths to 40 hundredths of an inch in diameter.
When the line of contact of the two plates is horizontal
instead of vertical, as shown in their sections represented in Diameters of Tubes.
Depressions of Mercwi'y. figs. 52 and 53, and the plates are placed so as to form a very •08 inch
small angle, a drop of water put between them is hollowed at •10
both its extremities into a concave meniscus, as in fig. 52, and •12
028 •34 .025
Fig. 53, 36
•018 Laws of Ascent and Depression between two Plates Parallel or Inclined.-Phenomena analogous to those presented by capillary tubes, are produced between two bodies of any form immersed in a liquid, when they are sufficiently near to one another.
Mercury. For example, if we immerse in water two parallel plates of glass so near each other that the two curvatures formed at their contact with the liquid, are united, it is observed : 1st, is attracted towards the vertex of the angle of the two that the ? inverse ratio of the interval which separates them; and, 2nd, case with .mercury, the drop of the liquid is rounded that the height of ascent for a given interval, is the half of that at both its extremities, into a convex meniscus, as in $g. 63, which would have taken place in a tube whose diameter is and is repelled from the vertex of the anple. The directions of equal to this interval. If parallel plates are immersed in mer attraction and repulsion in these figures are indicated by the cury, depression takes place, but according to the same laws.
arrow heads. Fig. 51,
The force of attraction of a liquid to the sides of a vessel lies between two extreme cases; it is equal to that of the liquid to itself, or it is zero ; in the former case, the ascent of the liquid in tubes is the consequence; in the latter, depression is the result. Between these two extremes, there must be the case in which there is neither ascent nor depression; this occurs when the force of the attraction of the liquid to the solid is exactly equal to half of the force of the attraction of the liquid to itself. Water brought in contact with well polished steel appears to realise this partioular case ; for the liquid seems, on the approach of the metal, to experience neither elevation nor depression.
As already observed, every column of liquid elevated by
capillary action is terminated by a concave surface; and every I two plates of glass, A B and ac, fig. 51, be inclined to each column depressed, by & convez qurface. Io cylindrio tubos of
sufficiently small diameter, these surfaces are hemispherical. and if left to itself, it will be attracted in the direction of the Between two parallel plates they are semicylindric. Since the arrow heads. iquid columns in tubes rise in proportion to the smallness of their diameter, it follows that the meniscus which appears at
Attractions and Repulsions of Capillary Action. The attracthe surface is proportionally increased in currature, which fur- tions and repulsions which we observe among bodies floating niches us by its direction and force, or rather by the shortness at the surface of liquide, and which arise from capillary action, of its radius, an expression for the force which acts at the are regulated by the following laws: Ist, When two floating of ;
bodies are wetted by a liquid, as, for example, two balls of cork force which acts from the interior to the exterior or a traction; in water, a powerful attraction takes place as soon as they are and the convex meniscus, a force which acts from the exterior
no to the interior, or a compression. This view is verified by the exists between them. 2nd, When two floating bodies are not following experiments. Take an inverted siphon, having two
wetted by a liquid, as, for example, two balls of wax in water, unequal branches both in length and in diameter, as shown in a strong attraction takes place as soon as they are put in the the following figures 1o, 2o, 3o, and such that the capillary bodies are such that one is wetted by the liquid and the other
same circumstances as the former. 3rd, When two floating action is very marked, in the narrow branch, and almost nothing in 'he other branch, on account of its great diameter. not, as a ball of cork and a ball of wax in water, repulsion is Pour water into it at three different times, so as to make it observed to take place as soon as they are so near each other, assume the levels indicated by these figures.
that the two contrary curvatures of the liquid are found
The phenomena just described, depending on Fig. 1o.
the concave or convex curvature assumed by the surface of Fig. 29 Fig. 3o.
the liquid in which the bodies are placed, we shall inquire into the cause which determines the form of this curvature in our next lesson.
LESSONS IN GERMAN.-No. LXXVIII.
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Anheim (antheim, to-home); Unheimftellen, to put home to,
i.e. to refer to
thereto, i.e. to risk, to
Darauf (dar+auf, there-on); Daraufgeben, to give there-on, In fig. 1°, the level being very low in the branch a, it is
i.e. to give an earnest. elevated in the branch B to a height corresponding to the Darein (bartein, there-in); Dareinreden. to talk there-in, capillary action at that point, and the meniscus is concave
i.e. to interrupt. In fig. 2o, on pouring an additional quantity of water Danon (batron, there from); Davonlaufen, to run off, or into the branch A, up to the exact level of the extremity B,
away. the two surfaces are then of the same height, and both
Davor (tatvor, there-before); Davorliegen, to lie before, become plane ; in fig. 3°, on pouring an additional quantity of Damiter ba t-trider, there against); Dawiderhaben, to have (objecwater still into the branch A, up to the level which measures
tions) against. the capillary action in the branch B at that point, the
(ta+31, there-to); Dazutsun, to do (in addition) water rises in the form of a convex meniscus, and exerts a
thereto; to add. force of compression sufficient to prevent any flow; but if the level at a be increased in height above this point, the water
Dazwischen(tatznijchen, there-be- Tazrijdenreten, to speak there
tween); in the midst. will then begin to issue by the narrow branch B.
Einher (einther, into-hither); Einherziehen, to draw along. Again, if in a conical tube, of which the following figures Entgegen (ent+gegen, apart-to
Entgegengehen, to go towards marked w and n, are sections through their axes, we introduce
wards) ; to go to meet. Entzmei (enttzwei, apart-two); Gntzweibrecen, to break or
burst asunder. erab (her tab, hither-down); Berabseßen, to put down; to
lower. Heran (bertan, hither-to): Heranführen, to bring on or
along. Herauf (her tauf, hither-on) ; Herauffahren, to drive or urge
Heraut (her taus, hither-out); Herausfahren, to drive out.
Herein (her tein, hither-into); Hereinfahren, to drive in or into.
Hervortreten, to step forward. Mercury.
Szerzu (her+zu, hither-to); Herzutreten, to step towards. a drop of liquid, it will take the former or the latter form, Hinab (hintab, thither-down); Hinabtreten, to step down. According as it wets or does not wet the sides of the tubes : 1 Hinan (hin+an, thither-to); Hin intreten, to step up to.
Hinauf (hintauf, hither-on or Hinaufziehent, to pull up. Umhin (um-+-hin, around thith- Umyinfönnen, to be able there up);
er); about; to forbear. Szinaus (Hintaus, thither-out); Hinauswerfen, to throw out.
Doran (vor+-an, before-to); Voranstellen, to place before. Hinein (hintrin, thither-into); Hineingießen, to pour into. Vorauf (vor-fauf, before-on or Voraufsteigen, to mount on beHintan (hint(en) Fan, behind-to); Hintanseßen, to put behind;
fore; to ascend, to undervalu
Boraus (vort.aus, before-out); Vorausschen, to see or spy out Hinterher (finter+her, after-hither); Hinterhersehen, to see after
beforehand; to anticipate. wards.
Borbei (vort þei, before-by); Vorbcireiten, to ride along be. Sinüber (Hin-tüber, thither-over), vinübertragen, ta carry over.
forc; to ride past. žinum (Hin fum,thither-around); Binumflattern, to flutter there Vorher (sort-her, before-hither); Cornerschen, to foresee.
Vortīber (vor t-über, before-over) ; Pvrüberfalrer, to drive along Hinunter (hintunter, thither-un- Hinunterspringen, to leap down
past in a caach. there.
Bernes (vort-weg, before-away); Potwegneljmen, to take away Hinweg (hintweg, thither-away); ģinwegnehnien, to take away.
before; to anticipate. Hinzu (hintzu, thither-towards); Hinzueilen, to hasten away.
Zuvor (zu-+-sor, before-to); Zuvorthun, to do before; to Ueberein (überfacin, over-into); llebercinfomincn, to come over
excel, into, i.e. to agree.
Zürüd (zutrüd, back-to); Zurückfohren, to return. Umher (um ther, around-kither); Umberschauen, to gaze around. Zusammen (zu+sammen, to-gether); Zusammenseßen, to put to
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Anfangen, to begin.
Present Tense. Present Tense. Present. 2. fange (bu) an, anfangen, or anfangend,
begin thou, anzufangen, to beginning. 3. fange (er) an, begin. 1 fangen(wir)an 2.Fanget (ihl) an, 3.fangen (sie) an.
1 ich habe
3 er hat
Perfect Tense. Perfect. angefangen yas angefangen, ben, to have
Present Tense. Ilich fange an, I begin.
id fange an,
may 2 du fängst an, thou beginnest. du fängst an, thou mayst 3 er sångt an, he begins. er fängt an, wir
wir fangen an, we may 2 ihr fanget an, you begin. ihr fanget an, you may 3 sie fangen an, they begin. fie fangen an they may Imperfect Teise.
Imperfect Tense. i ich fing an, I began. i finge an, I might 2 ou fingst an, thou didst begin. du fingest an, thou mightst 3 er fing an, he began.
er finge an, he might wir fingen an, we began. wir fingen an,we might 2lihr finget an, you began. ihr finget an, you might fie fingen an, they began. sie fingen an, they might Perfect Tense.
ich habe I may have
begun, &c. he has
er habe wir haben we have
wir Haben 2 ihr habet
ilir Yabet they have
fie haben Pluperfect Tense.
Pluperfect Tense. Ilid hatte I had
ich Vätte I might have 2)du hattest thou hadst bu Vättest
begun, &c. 3 er yatte he had
er hätte 1 wir hatten we had
mir Vätten ihr hattet
First Future, 1 ich werte I shall
ich werde (if) I shall be- id, würde 204 wirst thou wilt du werdest
du würdest 3 er wirs
er würde 1 wir werden
ihr würdet 31 sie werden
Second Future Tense. Second Future. 1lich werde
I shall have ich werde (if) I shall ich würde 2 du tvirst
begun, &c. du werdest have begun, du würdest 3/et wird
&c. er würde 1 wir werden wir werden
wir würden 2) ihr wertet
ihr würdet 3 sie werden fie werben
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