Summary: Crush The Can Experiment Write-Up

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Tommy Xu
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Crush the Can Experiment Write-up

In this lab, we did an experiment in which an aluminum can was heated up. Inside the aluminum can, contained water and we waited for the water to boil. After the water started to boil, we took tongs and flipped the can upside down into a pool of cold water. The can, as a result, contracted and crushed itself. The science behind this is very simple, it involves the behavior of gases. Atoms in a gas is free flowing. They respond and move faster when there is heat, and slower when it is cooler because of a loss of energy. It then changes the pressure of the gas, as the atoms in a certain volume of gas changes. In this experiment, we heated to can with water in it until it was boiling, which
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