Asked in Science
Why water is used in manometer instead of mercury?
Water for all practical purposes is an uncompressible fluid. It can serve the purpose of a manometer as well as mercury. however since mercury is poisonous and dangerous, therefore water is preferred. ...
Asked in Planetary Science
Is it possible that earth like life forms may exist on mercury?
no i dont think so because if you live on mercury your going to need oxygen, on mercury, and no it doesn't exist. ...
Asked in Integumentary System (skin)
Can Mercury burn skin?
It does not cause burns in terms of seconds. However if one allows the mercury to stay on the skin for long period of time, it will cause posioning which will be fatal. Poisioning will be correct term. For Lab purpose, DO NOT TOUCH MERCURY. ...