1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Siphon Problem

  1. Feb 29, 2016 #1
    If we have 2 Tanks connected with a siphon but the water in bigger tank is higher than the water in smaller tank, but the siphon goes from smaller tank over to the big tank and ends up at lower elevation than it started.

    Will the water flow in big tank like in the picture.

    Attached Files:

  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 29, 2016 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    No. The water will flow in the pipe to equalize the heights of the two water levels in the two tanks.

    Why do you keep asking these questions? https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/two-tank-system.858985/#post-5391589

    What are you trying to do? It looks like you are trying to create a Perpetual Motion Machine, or an Over-Unity Mechanism. Such topics are not permitted here on the PF.
  4. Feb 29, 2016 #3


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Try it! Use two jars/basins/buckets/whatever and some plastic tubing or a few bendable drinking straws securely taped together to have air-tight joins. Let us know what you find out! :smile:

    You could even be the first experimenter to discover the amazing Domagoj Syphon! :wink:
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook