2B35.10 - Mercury Barometer

	Make sure the mercury barometer is filled properly and to the proper levels. Care must be taken to insure that you do not spill any mercury from the reservoir when moving.
Code Number:
2B35.10
Demo Title:
Mercury Barometer
Condition:
Excellent
Principle:
Air Pressure
Area of Study:
Heat & Fluids
Equipment:
Barometers.
Procedure:

Make sure the mercury barometer is filled properly and to the proper levels. Care must be taken to insure that you do not spill any mercury from the reservoir when moving.  

References:
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