science check please

John has a barometer for measuring atmospheric pressure as he climbs Mt. Everest . the higher he get the higher the pressure reading . is this a result he should except ?

A : Yes atmospheric pressure and height are related
B : No , there is no pressure from air on Mt. Everest
C : No atmospheric decrease with height
D : Yes , pressure increase with height and elevation ****

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  1. Hey, hang on ! THINK!!!

    The gravitational field of earth pulls the air molecules toward the center of earth,
    just like it pulls water molecules in the ocean toward the center.

    As a result, as you go toward the center of earth, either in air or in water, you get more and more weight above you and the pressure goes UP UP UP.

    THEREFORE atmospheric pressure DECREASES with height, and is zero once you reach space.
    Therefore his barometer was BROKEN.

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  2. yes atmospheric pressure and height are related

    1. 👍
    2. 👎

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. chemistry

    In which one of the following processes is ΔH = ΔE? a. 2HI(g) → H2(g) + I2(g) at atmospheric pressure. b. Two moles of ammonia gas are cooled from 325°C to 300°C at 1.2 atm. c. H2O(l) → H2O(g) at 100°C at atmospheric

  2. university chemistry

    The instruction booklet for your pressure cooker indicates that its highest setting is 11.4 psi. You know that standard atmospheric pressure is 14.7 psi, so the booklet must mean 11.4 psi above atmospheric pressure. At what

  3. Chemistry

    Gallium melts just above room temperature and is liquid over a very wide temperature range (30-2204 °C), which means it would be a suitable fluid for a high-temperature barometer. Given its density, daa = 6.0 g/cm, what would be

  4. pressure

    ab open tube mercury manometer is used to measure the pressure in an oxygen tank. when the atmospheric pressure is 1040 mbar, what is the absolute pressure (in Pa) in the tank if the height of the mercury in the open tube is a)28

  1. precalculus

    The earth's atmospheric pressure, P, in terms of height above sea level is often modeled by an exponential decay function. The pressure at sea level is 1013 millibars and the pressure decreases by 14% for every kilometer above sea

  2. Math IN URGENT NEED OF FEEDBACK

    If the temperature is constant, then the atmospheric pressure P (in pounds/square inch) varies with the altitude above sea level h in accordance with the law given below where p0 is the atmospheric pressure at sea level and k is a

  3. math

    The atmospheric pressure P(h) (in pounds per square inch) at a height h (in miles) above sea level on Earth satisfies a differential equation P' = -kP for some positive constant k. (a) Measurements with a barometer show that P(0)

  4. algebra

    The atmospheric pressure P in pounds per square inch (psi) is given by P = 14.7 e−0.21 a where a is the altitude above sea level (in miles). If a city has an atmospheric pressure of 12.31 psi, what is its altitude? (Recall that

  1. College Algebra

    The atmospheric pressure P in pounds per square inch, at x miles above sea level is given by P=14.7e^-0.21x. At what height will the atmospheric pressure be one third of the sea-level pressure? Thank you!!

  2. Help please? Chemistry

    At a certain temperature and pressure, 0.20 mol of carbon dioxide has a volume of 3.1 L. A 3.1-L sample of hydrogen at the same temperature and pressure ____. I think it's supposed to be "contains the same number of molecules" but

  3. math

    p=14.63⋅0.8 Atmospheric pressure, measured in pounds per square inch p, s, i is the force exerted by Earth's atmosphere over a given area. The atmospheric pressure, p, exerted on an airplane flying at an altitude of a miles

  4. chemistry

    A 0.0677 g sample of magnesium metal reacted with excess hydrochloric acid solution to produce 69.9 mL of hydrogen gas. The gas was collected over water at 21.0° C. The levels of water inside and outside the gas collecting tube

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.