Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 14 - Think and Do: 36

Answer

This is a hands-on demonstration. The steam will displace the air in the can. When the can is inverted and cooled, the steam condenses into liquid water rapidly, leaving behind a vacuum. The higher air pressure outside the can causes it to implode. Wear your safety glasses!
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