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Explain the following: Why does not a Pyrex tumbler crack when hot water is poured in it? - Physics

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Explain the following:

Why does not a Pyrex tumbler crack when hot water is poured in it?

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Solution

Pyrex glass tumbler does not crack on adding hot water because Pyrex glass has a low coefficient of expansion. It does not expand less when hot water is added to the tumbler.

Concept: Reactivity of Metals with Cold Water, Hot Water and Steam (With Products Formed).
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Frank Class 9 Physics ICSE
Chapter 5 Heat
Exercise | Q 78.2 | Page 232
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