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How a liquid thermometer works using thermal expansions?

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The liquid contained within he thermometer's tube expands with heat, or contracts with cold. This is shown by the length of liquid in the tubing.

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If the liquid gets hotter, it expands; the position in the thin glass tube changes. Note that the liquid will expand at a faster rate than the surrounding glass.

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