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Question Set: Pressure

Question Set: Pressure

  1. At sea level, the density of fresh water at 4˚C is 1.000 g/cm3, and the density of seawater at 4˚C is 1.028 g/cm3. What is the water pressure at the bottom of a column of ten 1 cm cubes of fresh water? Of seawater?
     
  2. Aquaria vary greatly in size, shape, and purpose. Calculate the pressures at the bottom of
    1. a 10 L saltwater display aquarium filled to a depth of 1 m.
    2. a 10 L saltwater fish breeding tank filled to a depth of 20 cm.
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