Cohesion (water attracts water); Adhesion (substances attract water)

Drawing showing adhesion and cohesion

Detailed Description

Adhesion and Cohesion of Water

Cohesion: Water is attracted to water
Adhesion: Water is attracted to other substances

Adhesion and cohesion are water properties that affect every water molecule on earth and also the interaction of water molecules with molecules of other substances. Essentially, cohesion and adhesion are the "stickiness" that water molecules have for each other and for other substances.


Image Dimensions: 265 x 300

Location Taken: US