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She has done this a few times before. During her transit of this isolated region, she decides to take a side road that seems to lead to the mountains to her right. She travels along this isolated, hardpan road for approximately 50 miles—then the motor in her four-wheel-drive vehicle quits. No matter what she does, the vehicle will not start. Eventually, the vehicle’s battery dies; she had cranked on it too much. Realizing that the vehicle was not going to start, she also realized she was alone and deep inside an inhospitable area.
Surface tension is responsible for capillary action (discussed in detail later), which allows water (and its dissolved substances) to move through the roots of plants and through the thin blood vessels in our bodies. 036 lb/in3. 95865 g/cm3 at 212°F ○ 1 gal = 4 Qt = 8 Pt = 128 Oz = 231 in3. 02 in3. 64 ft3 CAPILLARY ACTION If we were to mention the term “capillary action” to men or women on the street, they might instantly nod their heads and respond that their bodies are full of them—that capillaries are the tiny blood vessels that connect the smallest arteries and the smallest of the veins.
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