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?

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Feb 13, 2016

Answer:

The pr will be higher in case of Hg

Explanation:

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.