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Liquid, gas

  1. Mar 19, 2005 #1
    Suppose here's a covered bottle full of liquid. I heat the bottle so the liquid changes to gas state. Will the bottle be broken since gas creates a bigger pressure?
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  3. Mar 19, 2005 #2
    if you heat the bottle, and assuming you have a bottle that is destructable and not deformed by heat, yes there eventually will be a crack made. And you must distinguish between gas state and vapour state.


  4. Mar 20, 2005 #3
    how to distinguish between gas state and vapor state?
  5. Mar 20, 2005 #4


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    Really this question cannot be answered, we know nothing of either the bottle or the liquid. Be more specific please.
  6. Mar 20, 2005 #5
    It depends on how much...

    Material of bottle
    Volume of bottle
    How much liquid
    What type of liquid

    For a better response, more specifics please. ;)

    But in most cases, yes. The bottle would crack / blow up completly.
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