A glass flask whose volume is 1000.00 cm3 at 0.0o C is completely filled with mercury at this temperature. When flask and mercury are warmed to 55.0o C, 8.95 cm3 of mercury overflow. If the coefficient of volume expansion of mercury is 18.0 X 10-5 K-1, compute the coefficient of volume expansion of the glass.

Solution 19E Step 1 of 4: We have relation V = v t 0 When heated, volume of the flask and the volume of the mercury both increases Step 2 of 4: 1 a) = 18 × 10 C5 0 mercury V mercury V glass= 8.95 cm 3 V mercury= V 0 mercuryT 3 5 01 0 = 1000 cm × 18 × 10 C × 55 C =9.9 cm 3