A U-shaped tube, open to the air on both ends, contains mercury. Water is poured into the left arm until the water column is 13.1 cm deep. How far upward from its initial position does the mercury in the right arm rise? Please give your answer in mm. (NOTE: I've tried the answer 9.63 mm and it is incorrect.)© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:07 pm ad1c9bdddf
Because, the density of mercury = 13.6 times the density of water,
13.1 cm of water == 13.1/13.6 = 0.963 cm of Hg
But this calculated ...
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