Explain how a liquid thermometer measures temperature?


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2009-06-18 00:57:24
2009-06-18 00:57:24

OK basically depending on what thermometer. the glass tube is filled with either alcohol or Mercury. and when it gets hotter, the liquid expands and takes up more space inside the tube. and colder.......the liquid compacts and moves down the tube.....and it's taken years to calabrate the markings on the tube to show the correct reading.

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