Q. 203.6( 8 Votes )

Describe an activity to demonstrate that warm air is lighter than cool air.

Answer :

The experiment to test that warm air is lighter than cool air is:-

I. Take two paper bags of the same size.


II. Hang the two bags in the inverted position on the two ends of a wooden stick.


III. Tie the stick from its exact mid-point by a thread and hang it in the balance position.


IV. Place a burning candle below one of the bags and do not place the candle too close but considerably close.


V. In some seconds you will see that the half part of the stick where we put the candle below gets lifted up with the bag.


VI. As soon as we remove the candle the raised part will get back to the initial position in some seconds.


This experiment shows that the warm air expands and rises up, the reason behind this is that when we heat up the air it expands and occupies more space than before but has same mass, so that is why is gets light weight than cool air which is compressed air and, Hence warm air lighter than cool air.


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