   # If a barometer were built using water (d = 1.0 g/cm 3 ) instead of mercury (d = 13.6 g/cm 3 ), would the column of water be higher than, lower than, or the same as the column of mercury at 1.00 atm? If the level is different, by what factor? Explain. ### Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

2nd Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305079243

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Section ### Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

2nd Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305079243
Chapter 8, Problem 21Q
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## If a barometer were built using water (d = 1.0 g/cm3) instead of mercury (d = 13.6 g/cm3), would the column of water be higher than, lower than, or the same as the column of mercury at 1.00 atm? If the level is different, by what factor? Explain.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The level of column of barometer if the barometer is filled with water instead of mercury should be determined and explained.

Concept Introduction:

• The manometer is a devise used measure the pressure of a gas. The pressure of gas is determined by the value of ‘h’ shown by the manometer. This ‘h’-value is added or subtracted with atmospheric pressure to determine the pressure of gas.
• The fluid used in a manometer can be varied.
• The pressure is directly proportional to the mass of fluid, because pressure is the force acting per area.
• Equation for density is,

Density=MassVolume

### Explanation of Solution

Explanation

The density of water is gives as 1g/cm3 .

The density of mercury is gives as 13.6g/cm3 .

Equation for density is,

Density=MassVolume

From the density equation, the density of a fluid is inversely proportional to volume of the fluid.

That means,

VWVHg=dHgdW</

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