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  • Answer: Yes.

    A common alternative is coloured alcohol. But a thermometer can be made of many things. You can have one made of metal that you stick into a piece of meat that you have been cooking, to see if the temperature is hot enough inside for the meat to have been cooked.

    There are also industrial theremometers that are used in furnaces. There are many ways to measure temperature.

    Whatever it is made of, a thermo-meter measures thermos, [Greek for heat].
  • Answer: That would depend on what temperature range the thermometer wouldbe used to measure.
  • Answer: Contact the poisons centre for your region.
  • Answer: The two properties you would want in a mercury thermometer are accuracy and precision. Accuracy is important because you want to know that it is recording the right temperature, and precision is important because it allows you to know the exact temperature to the extent of the gradations of that thermometer. Cherry flavor would be nice too! :)
  • Answer: It is used in the barometer because it is the densest liquid known, requiring only 33 inches of mercury to indicate atmospheric pressure. Water on the other hand would require 39 feet to indicate the same pressure.

    It is used in thermometers for a different reason. The expansion of mercury is a stable amount. Meaning it changes in volume the same amount from 0 to 1 degrees as it does in volume from 100 to 101 degrees, making it a desirable fluid for scaling thermometers.
    Presently in the US it is illegal to manufacture these devices using mercury.
  • Answer: No, because the metal mercury which is a liquid at room temperature, does not occur naturally in the "native" state. It is usually found as Cinnabar (Mercuric oxide). It is an element.
  • Answer: sometimes it is too cold that the mercury freezes
  • Answer: In 1714, Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the first mercury thermometer.......

    The Celsius scale, invented by Swedish Astronomer Anders Celsius (1701-1744)
  • Answer: The red liquid in a thermometer is Mercury, which is usually encased in a glass tube
  • Answer: The mercury will expand and rise up the thermometer tube until it reaches the temperature of the air around it. When it stops expanding, it is the same temperature as the air, and therefore gives an accurate reading.
  • Answer: A lot and it is very detectable it shows up on an x-ray. It lodges in the brain and is the equivalent to shooting someone in the head. Also most glass thermometers contain alcohol not mercury. Seek counselling.
  • Answer: The invention is credited to several scientists, including Cornelis Drebbel, Robert Fludd, Galileo Galilei, and Santorio Santorio (Sanctorius of Padua), all of whom lived between 1550 and 1650. However, many of the devices were so-called thermoscopes, which indicated temperature change but did not quantify it.

    The application of a scale is variously credited to Santorio or to Franscisco Sagredo (a friend of Galileo), between 1611 and 1614.

    The first universal scale was designed by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1724, followed by the scale of Anders Celsius in 1742.
  • Answer: Various people have credited the invention of the thermometer but the thermometer was not a single invention, however, but a development.Related Link:

Where was the mercury thermometer invented?

  • in germany

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