Question

Air pressure is also known as atmospheric pressure. How is it caused?

A

By the heat energy in the air

B

By the wind that blows in the air

C

By water vapour in the air

D

By the air around us that presses on the surfaces of objects

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Solution

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Correct option is D)

The pressure exerted by air around us is known as atmospheric pressure.
If we imagine a unit area and a very long cylinder standing on it filled with air, then the weight of the air in this cylinder is the atmospheric pressure.

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