surface pressure
The change of interfacial tension caused by addition of a given species to a base solution. When an area of liquid covered with a spread substance is separated from a clean area of surface by a mechanical barrier, the force acting on unit length of the barrier is called the surface pressure, π or π s, and is equal to γ 0- γ where γ 0 is the surface tension of the clean surface and γ that of the covered surface.
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