Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 5 - Sections 5.1-5.10 - Exercises - Review Questions: 5

Answer

A manometer is an instrument that is used to determine the pressure of a gas sample. It is made of a liquid-filled U-shaped tube with one end exposed to the ambient pressure and the other end connected to the sample.

Work Step by Step

It measures the pressure of a sample relative to the atmospheric pressure. The difference in height on both sides of the U-tube is equal to the difference between the sample's pressure and atmospheric pressure.
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