Question #16ab1

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Apr 18, 2016

To compare compressibility of gases to liquids.


By comparing water to air, it would suggest that the aim is to show that gases can be more easily compressed than liquids.
This would confirm the basic ideas of kinetic theory that gas particles are not tightly packed and that there is lots of space between molecules, compared to a liquid where particles are relatively closely packed. Hence the gas can be more readily compressed