Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 14 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 10

Answer

It is correct to say that liquid is pushed up the straw. The weight of the atmosphere on the liquid surface (i.e., air pressure) does the pushing.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 268, and shown in Figure 14.8.
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