Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 13 - Temperature and Kinetic Theory - Questions - Page 384: 21


Yes, using changes in pressure.

Work Step by Step

A liquid boils when its saturated vapor pressure equals the external pressure. From Table 13–3, we see that the saturated vapor pressure of water at $20^{\circ}C$ is about 2330 Pa, or about 2.3 percent of normal atmospheric pressure. If $20^{\circ}C$ water is placed in a vacuum chamber and the pressure is reduced to that value, the water will boil. You can find videos of this on the Internet.
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