Quick question, TBR mentions that in the presence of a gravitational field, surface tension tends to flatten fluid surfaces, this is decreasing the surface area correct? But it also states that when gravity is weak/absent the surface area will be shrunk by forming a sphere. So if I understand correctly, then the overal outcome of this phenomenon is to decrease surface area since the net forces acting on a surface molecule tend to pull it into the liquid right... Now, theres a question in the book that has me a little confused. It reads: increasing the surface tension of a cell surface will: The correct answer is make the shape more spherical. I understand that this decreases the surface area of the cell, but another answer choice which is NOT the correct answer is make the cell flatten. Can someone explain why the cell would NOT flatten and WOULD become spherical if surface tension was increased? Thanks so much!