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Solvate water is subjected to __________ forces.

(a) Polar

(b) Electrostatic

(c) Binding

(d) All of the mentioned

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My question is based upon Modes of Occurrences of Water in Soil topic in section Soil Water Effective and Neutral Stresses of Geotechnical Engineering I

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Correct choice is (d) All of the mentioned

The explanation: Since the solvate water forms a hydration shell around soil grain. It is influenced by ionic and polar forces.

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