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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Textbook Problem

Metal lids on glass jars can often be loosened by running hot water over them. Why does that work?

To determine
Why metal lids on glass jars are loosened by running hot water over them.

Explanation

Materials expand when there is an increase in the temperature of its surrounding. The change in dimension with respect to its original dimension is,

ΔLL0=αΔT

  • ΔL is the change in length.
  • L0 is the original length

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