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The capillary tension or capillary potential can also be called as ___________

(a) Pressure deficiency

(b) Pressure reduction

(c) Negative pressure

(d) All of the mentioned

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Query is from Capillary Tension, Capillary Potential and Soil Suction in portion Soil Water Effective and Neutral Stresses of Geotechnical Engineering I

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The correct option is (d) All of the mentioned

Explanation: The capillary potential is the pressure deficiency, pressure reduction or negative pressure in the pore water.

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