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I3-16. Collapse Of Can - Large Pump

Purpose

To demonstrate the forces created by atmospheric air pressure.

Equipment

Vacuum pump with soda cans.

Images

I3-16

Description

Start the mechanical vacuum pump, then place a soda can firmly on the top gasket around the pump opening. In a couple of seconds enough air is pumped out of the can so that the can collapses with a bang, jumping off the pump.

I. Thermodynamics

I. Thermodynamics

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