Is it true that mercury is a poor conductor of heat? But mercury is used in thermometers to measure body temperature.Please clarify.

Asked by Akriti | 29th Jul, 2012, 11:11: AM

Expert Answer:

Because mercury has low thermal capacity, high heat conductivity, inertness in relation to a glass capillary tube and a high boiling point, it is an ideal thermometric liquid except for its relatively high melting point.

Answered by  | 31st Jul, 2012, 10:59: PM

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