H2O help-adhesion or cohesion?

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H2O help-adhesion or cohesion?

Post by CRbomber650 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:57 pm

I am having a lot of trouble pointing out the differences between adhesion and cohesion-they seem like the same thing. Anyone have some good pointers on remembering the key differences?

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Post by Abstract » Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:13 pm

Think of adhesive duct tape. Duct tape is used to stick to things. Just remember the "d"s, and you'll remember that adhesion means to stick to other things.

For cohesion, just think of the something like "(Insert favorite sports team) are very cohesive. They really stick together."

That's how I've always remembered it.

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Post by bearhug » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:49 am

prefix co- means together
prefix ad- means towards others
"In omnias paratus!"

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Post by CRbomber650 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:03 am

Thanks for the help!

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