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Your experiment idea is a test of adhesion, and yes I do understand why you feel this may be strong enough to support the water.
You keep trying to throw a protective shield around students steering them from what you see as heretical science. But then fail to address the flaws in the accepted science.
The fact that you have a problem with what goes on at the molecular level inside a U tube compared to the inside of a capped end tube is fascinating but hardly going to destroy my own observations whichever way it goes is it?
"Doctors unhappy : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7326870.stmDr Peter Trewby, a consultant physician at Darlington Hospital who has studied how willing patients are to take preventative medicines like statins, believes we are already prescribing too many statins. He said: "We are turning healthy people into patients, we are medicalising people and making them worry about their health unnecessarily. "I would take a statin if I had a heart attack but I certainly wouldn't take on otherwise." Many GPs have told The Investigation they feel that they are being pressurised to prescribe statins to patients some of whom have almost no chance of benefiting. Dr Stephen Fox, a GP from Leigh in Lancashire became so worried by the level of side effects he was seeing in his elderly patients that he is asked the NHS if there was any research evidence on statins and the over-75s. He was told there was none. He said "At some point you have to ask where is the line going to be drawn - does absolutely everybody have to be on these?"
The arguments for accepted explanations for fluid transport in trees has not been forthcoming, in fact this thread has shown they are indeed flawed.
Your explanation ignores the rest of Science on the grounds that you are ignored due to lack of qualifications. The reason that I / we don't accept your explanation for the phenomenon is because it is not a scientific one. You are hanging it all on the idea of cohesion vs adhesion. However, the Science which applies everywhere else in the World is not allowed to act inside plants - according to you. Isn't Science supposed to be consistent?
Whilst we are 'imagining', lets discuss your circulatory model and use a simple mechanical model.Take a long loop of rope hanging over a pulley at the top of a building. Tie buckets at regular intervals onto the rope. Fill each bucket with water and add some stones. The stones represent your dissolved salts.The buckets are spaced equally on the rope, for a start. (This is a simple model, so you have to ignore the problem of getting the buckets over the pulley at the top if the rope moves around - but that could be solved, of course.)