Answer to Question #20270 in Atomic and Nuclear Physics for shahmeer

Question #20270
why we prefer mercury to use in the glass bulb of a thermometer?
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2012-12-13T10:09:22-0500
In order to have a visiblereaction to a temperature change, the material used on a thermometer has to expand considerably in response. Mercury has one of the highest thermal coefficients of expansion.

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