Question

When a mercury thermometer is inserted into a pot of hot water. What temperature does the reading of the thermometer tell?

A

Temperature of water and surroundings

B

Temperature of the hot water

C

Temperature of the surroundings

D

Temperature of the pot

Medium

Solution

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Correct option is B)

The expansion of mercury in the thermometer is due to the high temperature of the hot water. Thus, the reading of the thermometer tells the temperature of the hot water.

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