A bottle full of a liquid is fitted with a tight cork.explain why a slight blow on the cork may be sufficient to break the bottle?


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Rosie Normanton Profile
Rosie Normanton answered
A slight blow to the cork of a full bottle may break the bottle because the cork will exert a force on the bottle from within causing it to break apart. The bottle won't be able to withstand the force due to the fact it is full.

Care must be taken when handing tightly corked bottles, particularly if they are expensive wine bottles. You should not attempt to remove a cork by hand as the bottle will be prone to breakage. Instead, use a corkscrew.

  • Bottling mead

Bottling freshly brewed mead can be a tricky process. This is because a fermentation process is involved, during which gas is released. If the mead is bottled when it is still fermenting, it will release gas inside the bottle. If enough gas is produced, it will cause excess pressure within the bottle and could cause the cork to blow out.

Alternatively, if the cork is fitted too tightly, the bottle itself may explode. This is a dangerous hazard, and a good reason for why corks must be carefully fitted so as not to be too tight.

  • Freezing bottled liquids

Usually, it is safe to freeze bottled liquids, although it may not be beneficial to the taste of the drink. In some cases, however, it is not a good idea. Liquids containing water will expand as they freeze, and if there is not enough free space within the bottle, it will break. Avoid freezing full bottles of substance; simply refrigerating them will suffice in most cases.

  • How to store wine

Wine should be stored in a cool, dark location. In the short term, it may be stored in a fridge, although this will not improve taste. Invest in a wine stand and keep it in an unused cupboard. Remember, wine increases in value as time goes by and it matures. Matured wine has a richer taste than regular wine and is great for special occasions.
Ray Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered
Liquid is incompressible. If you hit the cork, the liquid inside will have to go somewhere, and glass, at normal temperatures behaves like a rigid solid, it just has to give way somewhere.

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