Asked by: Ibolya Oetgescience physics
What are thermometers filled with?
Last Updated: 19th March, 2020
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Besides, what liquid is in a thermometer?
You can identify the liquid in athermometer based on its color. Silver liquidindicates that the thermometer contains mercury, while redliquid is alcohol to which red coloring has been added.Although uncommon in modern thermometers, a clear colorindicates water.
Beside above, what liquid is in a Galileo thermometer? The Galileo thermometer consists of a sealedglass tube that is filled with fluid (paraffin oil) andseveral floating bubbles. The bubbles are glass spheres filled witha colored liquid mixture. Attached to each bubble is alittle metal tag that indicates a temperature.
Besides, is the stuff inside thermometers dangerous?
Mercury can be toxic in certain situations.Mercury is not absorbed through intact skin or from a healthydigestive tract in amounts that would cause toxic effects.Therefore, harmful effects would not be expected fromswallowing or touching the small amount of mercury from a brokenthermometer.
What are the 4 types of thermometers?
Here is a look at 7 different types of“thermometers” and to what degree you should trustthem.
- Forehead strips.
- Wearable thermometers.
- Pacifier thermometers.
- Ear thermometers (tympanic)
- Forehead thermometers (temporal)
- Digital thermometers.
- Mom's hand or lips.