Can Crush by Air Pressure

Demo Number 361
Location Shelf 15
Description The heated air inside the can contracts when exposed to the cold water in the bowl. The atmospheric pressure crushes the can.
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  • Procedure:
    • Fill the bowl with cold water.
    • Put about 1oz or 30mL in the can.
    • Place the can on the hot plate and allow the water to heat.
    • Once Steam is visible from the top of the can, quickly with gloves or tongs, flip the can upside down into the bowl of water.
    • If performed correctly the can will be crushed by the atmosphere.
  • You will need:
    • A can from the BOX O’ CANS (Demo 9003 shelf 15).
    • Either the Hot Plate (Demo 181 shelf 12) or a torch (by the red toolbox or shelf 56).

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This Demo is Part of the following Categories: 2B30 Atmospheric Pressure