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The lower end of a capillary tube is immersed in mercury. The level of mercury in the tube is found to be 2 cm below the outer level. If the same tube is immersed in water, up to what height will the water rise in the capillary?

The lower end of a capillary tube is immersed in mercury. The level of mercury in the tube is found to be 2 cm below the outer level. If the same tube is immersed in water, up to what height will the water rise in the capillary?

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Jitender Pal
askIITians Faculty 365 Points
8 years ago
Sol. hHg = 2THg cos θHg/rpHgg hω = 2Tω cos θω/rpωg where, the symbols have their usual meanings hω/ hHg = Tω/ THg * pHg/p ω * cos θω/ cos θHg

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