I've been trying to understand the compressibility of liquids. I can't seem to find anything definitive on the Internet on the subject. All I get is that liquids are practically incompressibile. However, I AM interested in how much they do compress, regardless of how small it is, or how much pressure is needed.
One figure I could was as follows: 0.46 GPa-1
Does this mean that water under 1 GPa (GigaPascal) of pressure will compress by a volumetric factor of 0.46??
If you think it is correct, can you verify this? Do you have a link to some site where this is docu*mented?
Also, I wouldn't think that compression would be a linear function of pressure. Is it? If not, does anyone have a graph that shows water's (or other liquid's) volume as a function of pressure?
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Compressibility of Water watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-01-2004 19:38