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The surface tension is between 13 and 17 mN/m at 25°C for n-pentane, based on Wilhelmy plate methodology.

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The surface tension is between 13 and 17 mN/m at 25°C for n-pentane based on Wilhelmy plate methodology. This range has been agreed by the consortium to represent the substance. This is supported by a value of 15.49 mN/m at 25°C from the CRC Handbook (Lide 2008). There is no information available on the methods used to determine the value for this endpoint. However, the CRC Handbook is considered to be a reliable, peer-reviewed handbook and suitable for use as a study for this endpoint.