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The capillary forces can rise the water in the capillary tube against the gravity force.

(a) True

(b) False

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Right option is (a) True

Explanation: Capillarity is the phenomenon of movement of water through narrow spaces due to capillary forces. In capillary rise of water, it will hang in tension in capillary tube.

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