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A full balloon contains more gas than an empty balloon (even an empty balloon contains a little air). Therefore a full balloon is heavier than an empty balloon (assuming the balloons are the same weight to begin with). However, if filled with a lighter-than-air gas, such as helium, the full balloon will defy gravity due to its increased buoyancy. The only other difference is that the skin of a full balloon will be stretched and will therefore be much thinner than the skin of an empty balloon. This stretching increases the pressure upon the gas contained therein, therefore the gas is compressed inside the balloon.

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