Please wait...
1800-212-7858 (Toll Free)
9:00am - 8:00pm IST all days
For Business Enquiry


Thanks, You will receive a call shortly.
Customer Support

You are very important to us

For any content/service related issues please contact on this toll free number


Mon to Sat - 11 AM to 8 PM

Explain the functioning of Six’s Maximum and Minimum Thermometer.

Asked by Topperlearning User 25th October 2016, 2:01 PM
Answered by Expert


Functioning of Six’s maximum and minimum thermometer:

  1. The instrument consists of a U-shaped glass tube.
  2. It has a spherical bulb at one end and a cylindrical bulb bent downwards at the other end.
  3. Mercury and alcohol are used in the thermometer.
  4. These liquids expand on heating and contract on cooling.
  5. The lower part is filled with mercury and the upper part is filled with alcohol.
  6. The tubes are graduated.
  7. There are two indicators, the lower ends of which give the reading.
  8. A magnet is used for adjustments.
Answered by Expert 25th October 2016, 4:01 PM
Rate this answer
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

You have rated this answer /10

Your answer has been posted successfully!

Chat with us on WhatsApp