What does a mercury thermometer measure?

Answer A mercury thermometer is a device that measures temperature. Comparing the height of the mercury against a scale gives the temperature reading. Fahrenheit and Celsius are the most common temperatur... Read More »

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Does a candy thermometer&a meat thermometer measure temperatures in the same increments?

No. Dial or standard candy thermometers often have one- to five-degree increments due to the specificity of temperatures required in candy making. Meat thermometers generally range between five- an... Read More »

How to Repair a Mercury Thermometer?

A mercury filled clinical thermometer with a centigrade scale (click image for larger version).If the column of mercury (or other indicating fluid) in a thermometer separates, the void will render ... Read More »

Who invented the mercury thermometer in 1714?

Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit invented the mercury thermometer in 1714. He was a German physicist who lived from 1686 to 1736. His thermometer was based on a scale he developed with 32 degrees as the f... Read More »

What Makes the Mercury in a Thermometer Rise?

Thermometers are really familiar tools. Many people have them inside and outside the house, and can read them from a distance. They help people decide how to dress for the day, as well as help mete... Read More »