Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 1:59pm.

The average air pressure at sea-level will support the column of mercury in a mercury barometer to a height of 760 mm (29.92 in.). If water were used in place of mercury in the barometer, what would be the height of the water column at average sea-level pressure? The density of mercury is 13.596 g per cm3 whereas the density of water is 1 g per cm3. (Hint: At a fixed pressure, the height of the fluid in the tube is inversely proportional to the density of the fluid. Hence, X/760 mm=13.596 g cm-3/1 g cm-3.) Answer: _____ m (Round to 2 decimal places, do not include units.)

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- H. CHemistry - if the atmosphere can support a column of mercury 760 mm high at ...
- Chemistry - 1.If the atmosphere can support a column of mercury 762 mm high at ...
- Chemistry - A column of mercury in a barometer is 767.3 mm Hg high. Note, that ...
- Physics - A cylindrical container 1.5m tall contains mercury to a certain depth...
- Calc - Air pressure at sea level is 30 inches of mercury. At an altitude of h ...
- Calculus - Air pressure at sea level is 30 inches of mercury. At an altitude of ...
- Algebra II - The barometric pressure in inches of mercury at a height of h feet ...
- Chemistry - The organic compound di-n-butyl phthalate, C16H22O4(l), is sometimes...
- chem - One atmospheric pressure is that which will support a column of mercury ...
- Chemistry - Calculate the height, in feet, of a column of water that would exert...