Does a cold rubber ball bounce?

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Date created: Thu, Aug 12, 2021 2:29 PM

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❓ Can a rubber ball bounce?

  • -Evan H., Cimmaron, Kan. Whether it comes from trees or is made by scientists in a lab, rubber can really bounce. Well, a rubber band or rubber on your shoes might not be very bouncy. But a super bouncy rubber ball?

❓ How high does a rubber ball bounce?

A rubber ball bounces depending on how high its dropped from and what type of surface it hits.

❓ Why does a rubber band ball bounce?

Many, or most objects will bounce given the right environment.For example, a rock will bounce, although not very well.Dead Blow Hammers are somewhat unique with moving particles inside that are designed to help prevent bouncing.Bouncing are augmented by lasticity of the surface with a strong force to return to the original shape.Rubber has high elasticity, and returns to its original shape with a strong force.Thus a rubber band ball, made up almost entirely of rubber should bounce reasonably well.I was going to suggest low weight. But, weight in movement is momentum, and the momentum would be conserved with a good bounce.Note, a flat ball will tend to absorb the impact of the bounce, rather than reflecting it back (does not return to its original shape), and thus does not bounce well.

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Well, cold rubber balls do bounce, but warm rubber balls bounce better because when a cold rubber ball hits the floor, it generates heat instead of a rebound effect because the molecules are so close together that they collide with each other.

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How does temperature affect the bounce of a rubber ball?

  • Temperature does effect the bounce height of a rubber ball (it is resulted in this experiment that the bounce height changed after the balls were being put into boiled water and freezer). The rubber balls used in this experiment don’t work the same way as a squash ball etc., so the bounce height wouldn’t increase as the temperature goes higher.

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Why does a rubber ball bounce on a hard surface?

The energy exerted when the runner ball hits the hard surface is compacted and then repelled in the opposite direction. It's basic kinetics. :)

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What will bounce higher then a rubber ball?

A glass ball will bounce higher than a rubber one.

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Why does a rubber band ball bounce as high as it does?

  • As it bounces back upward, it exchanges its kinetic energy for potential energy, but it does not bounce as high as before because overall, it has less energy. A collision between the rubber band ball and floor will never be perfectly elastic (ideal). The closer a collision is to being perfectly elastic, the higher the ball will bounce.

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How does temperature affect how high a rubber ball will bounce?

if a rubber ball is heated up it causes the molecules' energy to increase. as a result it exerts more pressure which causes it to bounce higher. heat also make the rubber a little softer so it will give the rubber ball a higher bounce.

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What makes an egg bounce like a rubber ball?

  • The vinegar dissolves the eggshell, leaving you with the fibrous membrane around the egg. You can bounce the egg like a rubber ball, but be careful if you use a raw egg, since too much force will splatter the egg.

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Will a ball of glass bounce higer then a ball of rubber?

it is scientifically proven that a ball of glass bounces higher than a ball of rubber. No cause the glass would break if you drop it to high and the rubber one would not ! It depends on wether or not your counting the height the shards fly up.

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Will a ball of glass bounce higher then a ball of rubber?

Yes it will. Although both balls will have the same amount of energy when they hit the ground, energy is spent trying to reform the rubber ball. The glass ball does not get deformed on contact and so it has more energy to bounce higher.The resonance of glass is higher and creates more energy from the normal force pushing back up on the glass from the ground. This also has to do with the fact that a crack in glass travels hundreds of miles per hour. See Justinsearch below for other crazy facts.I have serious doubts concerning the above. The only way a glass ball will bounce is if it falls upon a surface with some degree of elasticity. It would be the elasticity of the surface that would then propel the ball upwards. A glass ball falling any appreciable distance onto a solid granite slab will shatter, not bounce. The shatter is the result of the energy the above contributor says will make the ball bounce higher. Possibly, a ball made of extremely strong tempered glass may not shatter, depending on several factors. In such a case, the energy upon impact would crack the surface, or be absorbed by the ball and surface in the form of heat; some would be converted into noise. The reforming of the rubber ball is the very thing that propels the rubber ball upwards. If a ball were perfectly elastic, it would absorb a certain amount of energy on impact, and then it would expend all of that energy in the process of 'reforming'. A perfectly elastic ball would do this indefinitely, if you could eliminate all possible transfers of energy in the form of friction and other exotic effects. What we observe in the real world is that a rubber ball will bounce less high at each bounce because of the inevitable absorption of energy as it continues. When the ball comes to rest, it will have expended the same amount of energy that it had in potential form at the moment it was dropped. This would include some degree of heat that the ball inevitably absorbs. The energy in the glass ball is expended in the process of shattering the ball, and/or noise, heat, cracking of the surface, etc.Above are some very true points. The idea is easier to see for most when you think of a glass ball of small proportions. A small glass ball will bounce higher than a small rubber ball, and if small enough it would not crack even on a granite slab from a great height. If the ball is to be larger and heavier yes it would need to be of a "extremely strong tempered glass". "The reforming of the rubber ball is the thing that propels the rubber ball upwards" yes exactly, from the normal force of the ground. However the more reforming that is needed, the more energy is lost, for example a flat ball.

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Why would a big rubber band ball bounce higher than a small rubber band ball?

it has more elasticity and potential energy

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Would a wooden ball bounce higher or a rubber ball bounce higher if dropped from the same height?

rubber ball

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What is the thing that makes a rubber ball bounce?

Gravity

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Will a rubber ball bounce higher on tile or carpet?

Probably tile. It all depends on how hard you throw it and the weak/strong points of the tile or carpet.

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How much does a bounce ball weigh?

suck me chebs m'love :)

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Does rubber bounce higher than leather?

why dont you try yourself.

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How does temperature effect the height of the bounce of a rubber ball?

A higher temperature will excite the molecules in the ball. It then becomes slightly bigger and thus will bounce higher. A lower temp. does the opposite.

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Will a rubber ball will bounce higher on cement or grass?

It will bounce on cement because cement is hard and solid and grass is soft

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How does a moon ball bounce so high?

Physics. An elastic ball that bounces on water, the Waboba water ball flattens like a pancake when it hits the water surface, increasing its lift and propelling it upward… And the angle of the bowl-shaped depression causes it to launch into the air where the ball regains its shape, making it look as if it has bounced.

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What type of energy allows a rubber ball to bounce higher than a plastic ball?

bouyancy.

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Does rubber or leather basketballs bounce higher?

rubber

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Why does rubber bounce higher than plastic?

Rubber will bounce higher than plastic because the rubber has more elastic qualities. A rubber ball will give a little when it hits the floor and a plastic ball will not.

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How do you bounce a ball?

How to bounce a ball: Step 1. Pick up a ball. Step 2. Drop it on the ground. Enjoy bouncing a ball!

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Can rubber bounce back bullets?

A thick enough layer of rubber could absorb and stop a bullet. Many indoor ranges use either solid or chopped rubber for their backstop. The chopped rubber can then be sifted to remove the bullets for recycling.

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What makes rubber balls bounce?

When a rubber ball is bounced, its molecular structure causes it to compress, but it cannot equalize the pressure by expanding on the other side, so the pent-up energy is rapidly used by decompressing the ball which causes the bounce.

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Why do rubber balls bounce?

Explanation: When all three balls are dropped from the same height, the rubber ball will bounce the highest because it has the greatest elasticity. When the rubber ball hits the ground it gets compressed, or squished, and because it is very elastic, it quickly returns to its original shape.

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