Heat & Properties of Matter
posted by Beta plus .
The lenght of the mercury column of a mercury thermometer are 1.08cm and 20.98cm respectively at the standard fixed points. What is the temperature of the body which produces 8.0cm of this mercury column?
The standard fixed points are to be the freezing point and boiling point of water, namely 0 and 100°Celsius.
temperature = (8-1.08)/(20.98-1.08)*100
In case of Fahrenheit,
temperature = (8-1.08)/(20.98-1.08)*180+32