What Are Some Examples of "adhesion" and "cohesion"?


One example of adhesion is water climbing up a paper towel that has been dipped into a glass of water, and one example of cohesion is rain falling as drops from the sky. During adhesion, water is attracted to other substances, causing the positive and negative molecules of the water to be attracted to the paper. During cohesion, water is attracted to itself and turns molecules into drops.