Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 14 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 9

Answer

The water barometer would have to be taller because water is only $\frac{1}{13.6}$ as dense as mercury. Atmospheric pressure supports a column of water that is 13.6 times taller than a mercury column.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 268.
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