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Distinguish between Mercury and Alcohol as a thermometric liquid. - Physics

Distinguish Between
Distinguish between Mercury and Alcohol as a thermometric liquid.
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Difference between mercury and alcohol as a thermometric substance

Mercury Alcohol
1. It is non-volatile It is volatile
2. It has uniform expansion It has non-uniform expansion
3. It is opaque making it easier to read the thermometer It is transparent thus making it difficult to read the thermometer
4. It has a low coefficient of expansion It has a high coefficient of expansion
5. It has a high boiling point so it can be used to measure high temperatures It has a low boiling point so it cannot be used to measure high temperatures
Concept: Graphs Showing Variation of Volume and Density of Water with Temperature in the 0 to 10°C Range
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Frank Class 9 Physics ICSE
Chapter 5 Heat
Exercise | Q 75 | Page 232
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