Mercury is a liquid that has a density of 13.5 g/mL. Water has of 1.0 g/mL. Equal volumes of mercury and water are in identical containers. How come the pressures exerted on the bottom of the containers are different?

1 Answer
Feb 13, 2016

The pr will be higher in case of Hg


The two containers being identical the height of liquid level will be same in both the case when equal volumes of liquids are poured. We know pressure of a liquid is proportional to its density when height remaining constant. The density of Hg being higher its pressure will be higher.