College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 9 - Conceptual Questions - Page 359: 14


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The excess pressure inside a bubble is inversely proportional to the radius . The pressure inside the smaller bubble will be much higher than the larger bubble . When the valve is opened , the air inside the smaller bubble which is at higher pressure moves to the larger bubble at lower atmospheric pressure, thereby making the smaller bubble even smaller . Due to this , the surface tension on the smaller bubble increases drastically and the bubble may collapse
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