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# Is liquid compressable?

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Yes liquid is compressable. for example whater is compressable 4% when we press it at 1000x then normal presature.But it is easy to compress air then liquid. :-)

• Tom H
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Of course. All submarines and many surface vessels use sonar systems because the ocean is a fantastically effective medium for propagating sound.

Sound is fundamentally the compression and expansion of a given medium. The fact that the speed of sound in water is much higher than in air is because the compressibility of water is very low. But definitely NOT zero!

Liquids will compress. How much depends on the amount of air dissolved in the solution. Once you squeeze the air out, it will not compress anymore. That's here on earth.

yes, but very slight. look at the spaced liquid particles in random motion. when compressed these particles come closer together. perhaps try to imagine a syringe filled with fluid and it can be slightly compressed. can be argued it's due to air bubbles in the water, but i beileve there's slight compression....most of the viscous/non-viscous fluids are assumed to be incompressible, ie ideal.

of course it is....try this take water in a syringe...fill it such tht theres no air in it....then at the other end plug sumtihng to stop the water from going out...sumthing hard....then press n squeeze the water in it ... ull see tht its compressible until certain amt n hen probably ur cork will burst out....in containers with greater pressure withstanding its possible to compress more

Source(s): myy experience as a phy teacher

Not unless it contains entrained gas to a first approximation. Hydraulic pressure causing the container to expand is a problem.

• Anonymous

definately.....levelof compresibilty depends upon the type of liquid.... we'll use the term called uncompressible liquid while studying in viscosity chapter