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# Vacuum Technology Practice Quiz

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### What was the key innovation that allowed Torricelli to reduce the size of the apparatus to convenient dimensions?

• Using water instead of mercury
• Using mercury instead of water (correct)
• Closing the tube at one end
• Using a glass tube instead of a metal one
• ### What did Torricelli demonstrate with his mercury column experiment?

• The mercury column was always 1 meter above the level in the pool, regardless of size, length, shape or degree of tilt of the tube
• The mercury column was always 760 mm above the level in the pool, regardless of size, length, shape or degree of tilt of the tube (correct)
• The mercury column height was always proportional to the atmospheric pressure
• The mercury column height varied based on the size, length, shape and tilt of the tube
• ### What did Pascal contribute to the understanding of vacuum physics?

• He defined the SI unit of pressure, the Pascal (Pa)
• He invented the Torricelli barometer
• He measured the altitude with the Hg barometer (correct)
• He discovered the relationship between vacuum and atmospheric pressure
• ### What is the relationship between the SI unit of pressure, the Pascal (Pa), and the Torr?

<p>1 Pa = 1 N/m^2 = 7.501 x 10^-3 Torr</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the relationship between atmospheric pressure at sea level and the height of the mercury column in a barometer?

<p>Atmospheric pressure at sea level corresponds to 14.7 PSI or 760 torr, which is the height of the mercury column in the barometer</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Which of the following is NOT a key component of vacuum technology?

<p>Atmospheric pressure</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the primary purpose of using vacuum technology in industrial applications?

<p>To reduce air pressure and remove contaminants</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the key design consideration when constructing a vacuum chamber?

<p>Ensuring the chamber is airtight to maintain the vacuum</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Which of the following is a common application of vacuum technology?

<p>Coating materials with thin films</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the primary difference between vacuum and atmospheric pressure?

<p>Vacuum has a lower pressure than atmospheric pressure</p> Signup and view all the answers

## Study Notes

### Introduction to Vacuum Physics

• The word "vacuum" comes from the Latin "vacua", meaning "empty", but in reality, there is no such thing as a totally empty space in nature, only partially empty spaces.
• Vacuum is a partially empty space where some air and gases have been removed, resulting in lower particle density and gas pressure compared to the surrounding atmosphere.

### Historical Background

• Evangelista Torricelli, an associate of Galileo, successfully produced vacuum experimentally in 1644 by submerging a mercury-filled glass tube in a pool of mercury.
• Torricelli's experiment led to the development of the mercury barometer, which measures atmospheric pressure.
• Blaise Pascal, a French philosopher and mathematician, also contributed significantly to our understanding of vacuum physics, leading to the naming of the unit of pressure, Pascal (Pa), in his honor.

### Basics of Vacuum and Pressure

• Vacuum is a reduced air pressure environment, resulting from the absence of molecules of oxygen, nitrogen, and other gases present in air.
• Atmospheric pressure at sea level is 14.7 PSI or 760 torr, equivalent to the height of a mercury column in a barometer.
• 1 Pa is equal to 1 N/m2, 7.501 x 10-3 Torr, or 10-2 mbar.

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