# How do you calculate the height of a column of carbon tetrachloride, #C Cl_4#(l), with a density of 1.59 g/mL that exerts the same pressure as a 15.2 cm column of Mercury, #Hg#(l), that has a density of 13.6 g/ml?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 2, 2016

You can do it like this:

#### Explanation:

The pressure caused by the fluid is given by:

Since the pressures are equal we can write: