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CBSE - X - Chemistry - Metals and Non Metals

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 July 2012, 11:11 AM
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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 Expert 31st July 2012, 10:59 PM

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