Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 decade ago

Is liquid compressable?

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  • 1 decade ago
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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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    1 decade ago

    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!

  • 1 decade ago

    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.

  • 1 decade ago

    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.

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  • 1 decade ago

    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 containers with greater pressure withstanding its possible to compress more

    Source(s): myy experience as a phy teacher
  • 1 decade ago

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

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

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

  • 1 decade ago

    yes, but not like gasses, there are some liquids that are not compressable like hydrolic oil.

  • 1 decade ago

    all thing in universe is compressible,in black hole earth even so small as small ball.

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