Answer :

In Toricelli's barometer mercury is used


Density of mercury (ρ1) = 13.6 × 103 kg/m3


Height of mercury column at atmospheric pressure (h1) = 0.76 m


Density of French wine (ρ2) = 984 kg/m3


Height of the French wine column at atmospheric pressure = h2


We know that pressure in a column of height h and density ρ = ρgh


where, g = acceleration due to gravity = 9.8 m/s2


Pressure in both the columns is the same i.e. atmospheric pressure


ρ1gh1 = ρ2gh2


ρ1h1 = ρ2h2


(13.6 × 103) × 0.76 = (984) × h2


h2 = 10.504 m


Hence the height of French white column at normal atmospheric pressure is 10.504 m.


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