Question

A tin can containing hot liquid is sealed tightly shut with a lid. If cold water is poured over it, what is likely to happen?

A

Tin can will explode

B

Tin can will shrink and collapse

C

Tin can will remain unaffected

D

Either A or B

Hard

Solution

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Correct option is
B

Tin can will shrink and collapse

As water is poured over the can, some steam in the can condense into water, reducing the amount of air inside. The pressure of air inside the can decreases than the pressure exerted by the air from outside the can. As a result then can gets compressed.
Hence option B is correct

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