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Sat October 22, 2011 By:

A bottle full of a liquid is fitted with a tight cork. Explain why a slight blow on the cork may be sufficient to break the bottle?

Expert Reply
Sat October 22, 2011
A slight blow to the cork of a full bottle may break the bottle because the cork will exert a force on the bottle from within causing it to break apart. The bottle won't be able to withstand the force due to the fact it is full.
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