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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Magdeburg Hemispheres

PIRA 2B30.30

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

Two hemispheres are placed together and a vacuum pump is used to pump the air out. The resulting pressure outside the spheres is so much large than that inside, it takes an incredible amount of force to seperate the hemispheres.

Recipe and
Location:

Magdeburg Hemispheres
Electric Vacuum Pump
or
Hand Vacuum Pump

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

None

Real Video:

None

Notes:

None at this time.

 

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