(a) As a first approximation, raindrops can be thought of as small amounts of water in free fall, experiencing no net gravitational force. What should be their expected shape, and why? (b) In reality, falling raindrops are distorted somewhat from their ideal shape because they are usually falling at some terminal velocity. Just considering that fact, can you predict a shape of a distorted raindrop?

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Chapter 22, Problem 22.14E
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(a) As a first approximation, raindrops can be thought of as small amounts of water in free fall, experiencing no net gravitational force. What should be their expected shape, and why? (b) In reality, falling raindrops are distorted somewhat from their ideal shape because they are usually falling at some terminal velocity. Just considering that fact, can you predict a shape of a distorted raindrop?

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Chapter 22 Solutions

Physical Chemistry
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