Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 9 years ago

how do gases exert pressure?

how do gases exert pressure in the side of a container?

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  • a2gal
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    9 years ago
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    pressure is a measure of the collision of gas molecules with the container walls

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  • 4 years ago

    It's a dumb way to state the question (not the poster but the test giver). When they say "just like gases" what do they mean? Obviously, liquids and gases exert the pressure of gravity so in that sense they're alike and yes the sub would implode underwater. But liquids are incompressible and so water wouldn't exert pressure in the same way as say air does when you fill up a tire. It sounds like the person who wrote the test doesn't really understand the subject (or English since it should say: Just like a gas . . .).

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