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PhysicsQ&A LibraryFor the statements below, indicate whether the statement is true or false and explain your reasoning.If a sealed plastic container of water is squeezed only at the bottom, the water molecules in the squeezed region will experience increased pressure but water in the non-squeezed region will experience no change of pressure.Target response size: need 4-6 logic statements.Question

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For the statements below, indicate whether the statement is true or false and explain your reasoning.

If a sealed plastic container of water is squeezed only at the bottom, the water molecules in the squeezed region will experience increased pressure but water in the non-squeezed region will experience no change of pressure.

Target response size: need 4-6 logic statements.

Step 1

Pascal's principle or the principle of transmission of fluid pressure can be used to analyze the given situation. The law states that pressure at a point has infinite direction. Thus, a pressure change at any point in a confined incompressible fluid is transmitted throughout the fluid such that the same change occurs everywhere. Water can be considered as an incompressible fluid.

Step 2

A change in pressure at any point in an enclosed fluid at rest is transmitted undiminished to all points in the fluid. According to the Pascal's law, when there is an increase in pressure at any point in the water in the plastic bottle, there is an equal increase of pressure at every oth...

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