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Equal volumes of alcohol and mercury are heated uniformly in identical containers separately from 10°C to 50°C. Will both the liquids occupy the same volume? Give reason. - Physics

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Equal volumes of alcohol and mercury are heated uniformly in identical containers separately from 10°C to 50°C. Will both the liquids occupy the same volume? Give reason.
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Solution

No, both liquids i.e. mercury and alcohol will not have the same volume on heating as they have a different coefficients of expansions, thus they expand differently on heating at the same temperature range. Alcohol expands more than mercury.
Concept: Expansion of Substances (Thermal Expansion) - Expansion of Solids
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Frank Class 9 Physics ICSE
Chapter 5 Heat
Thermal Expansion | Q 15 | Page 203
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