Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 10 - Gases - Exercises: 10.1


It would be much easier to drink from a straw on Mars.

Work Step by Step

Pressure is exerted on the inside and outside of a straw when it is placed in a liquid. When we suck on a straw, we reduce the pressure and cause the liquid to rise. With the low atmospheric pressure on Mars, it would take only a small reduction in pressure to cause the liquid to rise.
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