Question and answer
Advantages of mercury over alcohol as a thermometric liquid
Question
Asked 11/6/2013 3:50:38 PM
0 Answers/Comments
This answer has been confirmed as correct and helpful.
s
Get an answer
Original conversation
User: Advantages of mercury over alcohol as a thermometric liquid

Weegy: The Advantages of a Mercury Thermometer: Durability When it comes to thermometers, like most things, you get what you pay for. Alcohol (also called spirit-filled) thermometers are inexpensive but they also break very easily. [ The thread of the thermometer is quite fragile, and when it breaks it is nearly impossible to rejoin. Mercury thermometers tend to be much more durable under duress. Accuracy Because of sensitivity of temperature, high thermal conductivity, low thermal capacity, good visibility and non-wetting of the internal capillary walls of the thermometer, mercury is typically a very accurate gauge of temperature. Alcohol thermometers, on the other hand, tend to have a lower conductivity while wetting the walls of the device. This can make the thermometer show the results more slowly and less accurately. Some believe that non-mercury thermometers should not be used in secondary schools because of this inaccuracy. Temperature Range Mercury has been used in thermometers for many years due to its wide temperature range. Mercury functions in the range of 234 Kelvin to 630 Kelvin, which cannot be matched by alcohol thermometers. Despite this wide range, the amount that mercury expands is eight times less than alcohol, which allows mercury thermometers to be made smaller and more compact than alcohol thermometers. Mercury's high boiling point allows it to be used in thermometers that are in steaming hot liquids and other cooking foods. Read more: ]
jeffreymcmillan|Points 680|

User: You guys are really doing well..... Kudos

Weegy: Thank you! If you have any questions feel free to ask. Have a nice day!
Expert answered|andrewpallarca|Points 27146|

Question
Asked 11/6/2013 3:50:38 PM
0 Answers/Comments
This answer has been confirmed as correct and helpful.
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
32,740,767
questions answered
Popular Conversations
Which set is an example of like fractions? A. 1/2 and 3/2 B. 7/4 and ...
Weegy: The set which is an example of like fractions is: 10/10 and 5/5.
11/19/2020 1:34:30 AM| 5 Answers
Very light, thin lines that separate the colored areas or rock units ...
Weegy: Very light, thin lines that separate the colored areas or rock units on a geologic map are called contact lines. ...
11/19/2020 5:42:19 AM| 4 Answers
A user can move to the end of a document by pressing what key ...
Weegy: A user can easily move to the end of a document by pressing the Ctrl+Page Down key combination. User: What ...
11/17/2020 4:57:30 PM| 4 Answers
In the time of butterflies which character can be described as ...
Weegy: The elements of health, physical, mental/emotional/spiritual, and social are interconnected and should be kept ...
11/25/2020 7:02:02 PM| 3 Answers
A galaxy that has a shape similar to a football is a(n) ____ galaxy. ...
Weegy: A galaxy that has a shape similar to a football is an irregular galaxy.
11/24/2020 5:47:07 AM| 3 Answers
In Asia, the Cold war led to
11/23/2020 8:27:15 AM| 3 Answers
GET
Answers.
GET THE APP.
weegy*
*
Get answers from Weegy and a team of really smart live experts.
S
L
P
R
P
R
L
P
P
C
R
P
R
L
P
R
P
R
P
R
R
Points 1739 [Total 19175] Ratings 1 Comments 1419 Invitations 31 Offline
S
L
L
1
P
1
L
Points 1489 [Total 10229] Ratings 14 Comments 1349 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
Points 864 [Total 2146] Ratings 0 Comments 814 Invitations 5 Offline
S
L
P
1
L
Points 620 [Total 6586] Ratings 9 Comments 530 Invitations 0 Online
S
L
P
P
P
1
P
L
1
Points 469 [Total 9121] Ratings 4 Comments 429 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
Points 355 [Total 1009] Ratings 20 Comments 155 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
Points 251 [Total 3282] Ratings 6 Comments 191 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Points 193 [Total 2310] Ratings 18 Comments 13 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
Points 170 [Total 367] Ratings 0 Comments 170 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
Points 141 [Total 152] Ratings 0 Comments 141 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.