Problem: Mars has an average atmospheric pressure of 0.007 atm. Would it be easier or harder to drink from a straw on mars than on earth? Explain.

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When we drink through a straw, we withdraw air, thereby reducing the pressure on the liquid inside. The less is the pressure exerted on the liquid the smaller is the reduction in pressure inside the straw which will cause the liquid to rise.


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Mars has an average atmospheric pressure of 0.007 atm. Would it be easier or harder to drink from a straw on mars than on earth? Explain.

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