Problem 14PE

What depth of mercury creates a pressure of 1.00 atm?

Solution 14PE:

Step 1 of 2:-

Here we need to find what depth of mercury creates a pressure of 1 atm.

The pressure can be calculated by the following formula,

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Where is the pressure, is the density, is the acceleration due to gravity and is the height.

We know that,

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The density of mercury is,

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