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Subject: Use of Constriction in Clinical Thermometer.

Date: Mon Mar 30 08:42:25 1998
Posted by Vincent
Grade level: 7-9
School: Anglo-Chinese School(Barker Road)
City: Johor Bahru State/Province: Johor
Country: Malaysia
Area of science: Physics
ID: 891268945.Ph

How does the constriction in clinical thermometer prevent the mercury 
from being "back flow or flow backwards"? is it related with surface 
tension?? if so, what does surface tension means??

Re: Use of Constriction in Clinical Thermometer.

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