PS4_09 - In analyzing the Torricelli barometer it was clear...

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2009 Chemistry 118a Problem set #4 Due Friday, October 9 Chapter 9: #94, 96, 98 Chapter 10: #4, 30, 48, 50 Chapter 18: #36 Supplementary problem: In class we discussed the everyday phenomenon of boiling water, and concluded that this occurs when the vapor pressure of a liquid equals the atmospheric pressure. This discussion did not include the effects of gravity, however.
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Unformatted text preview: In analyzing the Torricelli barometer, it was clear enough that a liquid exerts a pressure due to its own weight. Suppose you could uniformly heat a liquid in a container under the normal gravitational pull of the Earth. Will it start to boil a) on the bottom, b) at the top, or c) uniformly throughout? Explain! Challenge: Try Chapter 9, #88!...
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