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Why does oil rise on a clot tape of an oil lamp ?

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Asked by raju, 19 Jul '12 06:59 pm
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The pores in the cloth tape suck the oil due to the capillary action of oil
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 19 Jul '12 07:09 pm

 
  
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It works on the basis of 'surface tension', theory...!
Answered by Dil Se, 19 Jul '12 07:36 pm

 
  
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By means of absorbvation
Answered by ajay, 19 Jul '12 07:12 pm

 
  
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..due to capillary action in the narrow spaces of the fibres of the cloth tape.
It is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, and in opposition to external forces like gravity..
Answered by M H Kisan, 19 Jul '12 07:10 pm

 
  
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Surface tension
Answered by conviction, 19 Jul '12 06:59 pm

 
  
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