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A jar filled partially with water has an object floating in it. The jar is open. Now, if the jar is closed and a vacuum pump is used to pump the air out, what will happen to the floating object? will it rise up more or sink or ...? and why?

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re: And I think | Comment 13 of 20 |
(In reply to And I think by Hugo)

Here are some links regarding the freezing of boiling ice:
http://van.hep.uiuc.edu/van/qa/section/States_of_Matter_and_Energy/Boiling_Evaporating_and_Condensing/20030303091020.htm
http://129.93.84.115/Chemistry/DoChem/DoChem090.html

More links can be found by Googling "Vacuum freezing". 

It is a technique used to freeze books in the process of saving them from a water catastrophy.  The vacuum is used to freeze the water in the pages. 


  Posted by Hugo on 2005-08-05 08:48:41
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