Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 14 - Think and Explain: 59

Answer

A perfect vacuum pump could pump water up from a depth of 10.3 m. The pump depends on atmospheric pressure to push water up a tube, and atmospheric pressure can only support a column of water 10.3 meters high.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 269, and reinforced in the Checkpoint on that page.
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