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Unformatted text preview: pressure of the water: p atm Hg g h 1 water g h 2 p v = p atm p v water g SG Hg h 1 h 2 + ( ) + = p atm 0.363 lbf in 2 1.93 slug ft 3 32.2 ft s 2 lbf s 2 slug ft 13.55 28.35 in 6.5 in + ( ) ft 12 in 3 + = p atm 14.41 lbf in 2 = At the higher temperature, the vapor pressure of water increases to 0.60 psi. Therefore, if the atmospheric pressure were to remain constant, the length of the mercury column would have to decrease - the increased water vapor would push the mercury out of the tube!...
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- Fall '07
- Fluid Mechanics