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I3-17. Collapse Of Can - Portable Pump

Purpose

To demonstrate the forces created by atmospheric air pressure.

Equipment

Vacuum hand pump with soda cans.

Images

I3-17

Description

Place a soda can firmly on the top gasket around the pump opening, and pump air out of the can using the hand pump. In less than a minute enough air is pumped out of the can so that the can collapses.

I. Thermodynamics

I. Thermodynamics

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