Figure 2.3: Left panel: Water drops on a glass substrate (Image source: http: // way2science. com/ molecular-theory-of-surface-tension).The red dotted line in the figure shows the position of the contact line. The shape of the big drops is affected by the force due to gravity. Right panel: Schematics of a liquid drop on a smooth non-deformable solid surface. The figure shows the contact angle, θe, in thermodynamic equilibrium.