Degree of wetness can be expressed with contact angle.
For example, when a droplet drops on a desk, it sometimes forms round grain shape and sometimes spreads widely and flatly. For another example, surface of a clean newly bought cup gets wet easily though, surface of cup which has been used many times does not. It is because a very small amount of oil remains even after a cup is washed and oil is accumulated during a cup is used repeatedly. These residual oils repel water.
These conditions of wetness shown in the above phenomenon is called wettability and expression such as good/poor wettability is often used. Wettability can be shown by contact angle and object is said to be wet when contact angle is 90°or less. A characteristic that is having small contact angel is called hydrophilicity and one that is having large contact angle is called water repellency, and characteristics having especially strong water repellency / hydrophilicity is called super water repellency / super hydrophilicity as well.
Contact angle is an angle formed by water and surface of object, and expressed in Young’s equation together with value of surface tension between solid and liquid / interfacial tension.
Wettability of surface can be measured quantitatively by contact angel. Object having small surface tension has poor wettability and large contact angle when liquid contacts. On the other hand, solid object having large surface tension has good wettability and small contact angle when liquid contacts. At the surface of material which has strong water repellency such as teflon, contact angle becomes nearly 180°and droplet forms almost like a sphere when it is dropped. Generally, when interatomic / intermolecular bonding is strong and stable in a material, chemical reaction such as oxidation rarely occur since the material has small surface energy and low activity. Solid object having glossy surface tend to have larger contact angle compared by object that do not have.
|Contact angle||A：Contact angle is large: poor wettability
B：Contact angle is medium
C：Contact angle is small: good wettability
S：Contact angle is 0°
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