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I was wondering why? When I fill up a beaker with water and place a bottle full of air into the beaker (nose down) why doesnt the bottle fill up with water. I know it has to do with pressure but I need more information.
- April Fitzwater
Blue Eye Mo United States
When you put the bottle in the water, the air wants to move up. That's
because it is lighter than water. But the only opening of the bottle is
pointing down into the water. The air isn't able to go down into the
water in order to get out. Since the bottle is filled with air, the
water can't go in to fill up the space. You can't have 2 things in the
same space at the same time, so nothing happens.
(republished on 08/02/06)
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