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Can you compress water?

The answer is yes, You can compress water, or almost any material. However, it requires a great deal of pressure to accomplish a little compression. For that reason, liquids and solids are sometimes referred to as being incompressible.

Likewise, people ask, what happens if you compress water?

Scientists have turned water into ice in nanoseconds, which means really, really fast. "Compressing water customarily heats it. But under extreme compression, it is easier for dense water to enter its solid phase [ice] than maintain the more energetic liquid phase [water]."

Additionally, why can water not be compressed? All these things are possible because water is difficult to compress – the molecules attract each other and, in their natural state, tend to stay closer together than the molecules in other liquids. The harder something is to compress, the easier it is to move it around if you apply a pressure to one side of it.

Similarly one may ask, how much force does it take to compress water?

There is no definitive answer for "how much pressure" is required to compress water, because you need to first answer "how much much do you want to compress it". Water at room temperature has a compressibility of approximately 4.6 x 10 -10 Pa -1.

Can you compress ice?

So at this temperature (just below 0 celsius), you can compress ice to get liquid water, but further compression results in more ice, with a different structure to the usual 1h ice. This isn't so surprising, because water expands as it freezes.

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What liquids are compressible?

Compressibility of Liquids
Liquid Compressibility, k
Ethyl alcohol 110 111
Glycerine 21 21
Mercury 3.7 3.8
Water 45.8 46.4

Elenor Amieiro


What happens if you compress hydrogen?

According to current theories, if you compress hydrogen to a sufficiently high degree, it will change into a strange degenerate state where it displays some of the properties of being a metal: a solid lattice of atoms with free movement of electrons through the lattice.

Anthea Godas


What happens if you compress air?

When you compress it, the molecules are forced to come closer to each other that makes to decrease the volume air occupies. If the compression is isothermal(constant temperature), only volume decreases as a result pressure increases. Else temperature increases too in addition.

Abou Frota


Can you make ice with pressure?

Room temperature is about 300 K, so squeezing the water to a pressure of one billion Pascals -- about 10,000 atmospheres or the pressure you'd get under 64 miles of water (if there were such a place), then the water at room temperature will turn to ice, and your bottle will be broken.

Sihem Sanmugasunderam


Can you squeeze water?

If you fill a sandwich bag with water and put a straw into it, when you squeeze the baggie the water won't compress, but rather will shoot out the straw. If the water compressed, it wouldn't "push back" out of the straw. Incompressibility is a common property of liquids, but water is especially incompressible.

Sirin Icare


What happens if you put ice in boiling water?

When you add the ice cube to the boiling water, you very quickly cool off the boiling water which will cause the water to stop boiling. If not, the water will stop boiling even without the ice cube as the container loses heat.

Jyoti Hulsbusch


How much is water compress at the bottom of the ocean?

One atmosphere is equal to the weight of the earth's atmosphere at sea level, about 14.6 pounds per square inch. If you are at sea level, each square inch of your surface is subjected to a force of 14.6 pounds. The pressure increases about one atmosphere for every 10 meters of water depth.

Yedey Sunther


Can you compress water to force it to occupy less space?

The answer is yes, You can compress water, or almost any material. However, it requires a great deal of pressure to accomplish a little compression. For that reason, liquids and solids are sometimes referred to as being incompressible. You probably have experienced compressing something as hard as steel.

Toria Buxhoeveden


Can you compress solids?

Because the particles don't move, solids have a definite shape and volume, and can't flow. Because the particles are already packed closely together, solids can't easily be compressed. Because there are lots of particles in a small volume, solids are dense.

Paolina Samueza


What happens to water molecules when heated?

An increase in temperature caused the water molecules to gain energy and move more rapidly, which resulted in water molecules that are farther apart and an increase in water volume. When water is heated, it expands, or increases in volume. When water increases in volume, it becomes less dense.

Pinkie Keuneke


What happens to water at high pressure?

Water stays liquid at temperatures below 0 C when subjected to high pressures, but there comes a limit to this. At higher pressures, the trend reverses and the high pressures tend to make the water solid. At really high pressures, water is solid up to many hundreds of degrees. At 0C and below, ice will start to form.

Faheem Rieckers


Can water be compressed in a syringe?

Liquid -- Draw water into the syringe until the plunger is at the same position as it was at the start of the solid experiment. If there is air in the syringe, point the tip upward and push the air out of the syringe. Compress the liquid by pushing the plunger in as far as possible.

Farooq Vollstadt


Why liquids are incompressible?

Liquids are usually considered incompressible. The molecules are already close together, so it is difficult to compress them any more. Under very high pressures, liquids will actually compress, but not very much. Liquids, unlike gases, have a distinct surface—they need not take their container's shape.

Amidou Steindle


Is air an incompressible fluid?

Liquid is an incompressible fluid. A gaseous fluid such as air, on the other hand, can be either compressible or incompressible. Generally, for theoretical and experimental purposes, gases are assumed to be incompressible when they are moving at low speeds--under approximately 220 miles per hour.

Christofer Fontela


What is holding the molecules in liquids together?

All molecular and intermolecular attractive forces are electrostatic in nature. That is, they involve attractions between positive and negative species. All of the intermolecular forces that hold a liquid together are called cohesive forces.

Yajaira Henrici


What happens when liquid is compressed?

When Gases are compressed, most of their state variables change such as Temperature, Volume, Density, Pressure, etc. If x is close to 1, it'll behave as a gas and if it's close to 0, it'll behave as? a liquid. A million and plus possibilities exist to happen when a fluid is compressed.

Karol Prigge


Is oil more compressible than water?

Oil seems to be more compressible than water. Because, when we mix oil and water with each having equal volume, after some time, oil comes on the top and water settles down at the bottom. This shows that oil is lighter and hence, less dense than water. And therefore, oil is more compressible than water.

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