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Why would a water barometer have to be 13.6 times taller

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 9RQ

Why would a water barometer have to be 13.6 times taller than a mercury barometer?

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Solution 9RQ We know that pressure with height is P = hdg , h = height ,d = density , g = acceleration due to gravity The density of mercury is 13.6 g/cm and that of water is 1 g/cm . Therefore, mercury is 13.6 times denser than water. Thus, to maintain same pressure the water barometer has to be 13.6 times taller than mercury barometer.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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