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Who invented the mercury and alcohol thermometers?
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the mercury thermometer. Ferdinand II invented a thermometer using alcohol but it was very inaccurate. ...
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The mercury thermometer was invented in 1714 by?
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, a German physicist, engineer, and glass blower, invented the mercury thermometer in 1714. In 1709 he had invented the alcohol thermometer, and in 1724 he set out the scale of degrees now known as the Fahrenheit scale. ...
When was the thermometer invented?
Galileo invented an air thermometer in about 1600, but changes in atmospheric pressure made accurate measurement difficult. Liquids were quickly used instead and Gabriel Fahrenheit was the first to use alcohol (1709) and mercury (1714), in a thermometer. ...
Why was the alcohol thermometer invented?
because it was more accurate than the first thermometer whch was the water thermometer inventd by Galileo in 1542. because it was more accurate than the first thermometer whch was the water thermometer inventd by Galileo in 1542. ...
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Did Gabriel Fahrenheit invent the mercury thermometer in 1709?
Gabriel Fahrenheit did invent the mercury thermometer but it was in 1714. In 1709, he invented the alcohol thermometer. He also developed the Fahrenheit temperature scale which was introduced in 1724. ...
What does alcohol in a thermometer rise in a result of?
The heat on the outside of the thermometer transfers to the glass which transfers to the alcohol making the alcohol expand making it rise ...
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Why does alcohol in a thermometer rise?
Alcohol in a thermometer rises whenever the temperature of its surrounding increases. As the temperature increases, the heat causes the alcohol to expand ever so slightly, which shows up as an increase of height of the alcohol in the tube of the thermometer. ...
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How did gabriel Fahrenheit discover the mercury thermometer?
He met Olaus Roemer, a Danish astronomer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He invented the alcohol thermometer and he realized the scale was unbalanced. So he decided to make his own thermometer and universal accurate scale. ...