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If a Mosquito is Dipped into Water and Released, It is Not Able to Fly Till It is Dry Again. Explain - Physics

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If a mosquito is dipped into water and released, it is not able to fly till it is dry again. Explain 

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Solution

A mosquito thrown into water has its wings wetted. Now, wet wing surfaces tend to stick together because of the surface tension of water. This does not let the mosquito fly. 

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HC Verma Class 11, 12 Concepts of Physics 1
Chapter 14 Some Mechanical Properties of Matter
Short Answers | Q 14 | Page 297
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