# THe real expansion of a liquid is equal to the sum of its apparent expansion of a liquid is equal to the sum of its apparent expansion and the volume expansion of the vessel containing the liquid. - Physics

Short Note
Show by an experiment that the real expansion of a liquid is equal to the sum of its apparent expansion of a liquid is equal to the sum of its apparent expansion and the volume expansion of the vessel containing the liquid.

#### Solution

Fill a round bottom flask with a coloured liquid up to the brim. Fit it with a one holed cork and pass a narrow glass tube through it. Mark the level of the liquid in the glass tube as A. Place the flask in a water bath and heat the bath. You will see that the level of liquid of water starts falling to level Band then it rises to level C. In this, AC is the apparent expansion and is due to expansion of the flask due to heating which provides more space for the liquid. Hence the level of liquid drops. As soon as the liquid also starts getting heated up, it expands and the level of liquid rises. BC is the real expansion. So the actual expansion of the water is the sum of AC and AB.

Concept: Expansion of Substances (Thermal Expansion) - Expansion of Solids
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Frank Class 9 Physics ICSE
Chapter 5 Heat
Thermal Expansion | Q 28 | Page 203