surface energy

noun

Definition of surface energy

: the energy associated with the intermolecular forces at the interface between two media the surface energy per unit area equals the surface tension

called also free surface energy

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“Surface energy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surface%20energy. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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