Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 8 - Properties of Gases - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 370: 13


atmospheric pressure

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We know that the use of a hand pump utilizes atmospheric pressure to push the water upward. However, this stops working above 33 feet, for atmospheric pressure is not "strong" enough to push water above this level. Thus, a motorized pump would be effective, while a hand pump would not.
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