Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 13 - Temperature and Kinetic Theory - Questions - Page 384: 8


If parts of the glass are expanding and contracting differently, this may cause the glass to break.

Work Step by Step

If part of the glass container is heated or cooled more than a nearby part, there will be more thermal expansion or contraction of the first piece compared to the second. This mismatch causes internal stress forces between the sections, possibly breaking the bond between them.
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