Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 5 - Gases - Active Learning Questions - Page 232: 3


The levels of mercury should all be at the same height.

Work Step by Step

The radius of the tube is irrelevant to the observed atmospheric pressure. Air pressure is measured in mm Hg which describes a 2d length of which the mercury moves up an infinitely small tube. Therefore, if the pressure is same for all five tubes, all levels of mercury should be equal.
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