Question regarding victor meyer method

1. Oct 16, 2012

unholy031

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
I have this equation used for our experiment, which was Weiser's modification of the Victor Meyer method. Can someone help me understand this equation?

2. Relevant equations
http://postimage.org/image/mzmj5ammj/f7e660f1/ [Broken]

Vs = standard volume
V= experimental volume
t = room temp
P= barometric pressure
h=height of water meniscus
w=vapor pressure of water at the specified room temp

3. The attempt at a solution
1) why take the ratio of the triple point of water (or melting point?) to the room temperature?

2) i understand that the correction for barometric pressure is given by the third multiplier. why h/13.6, what is this quantity?? 13.6 is the specific gravity of mercury, btw

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2. Oct 16, 2012

Staff: Mentor

Hard to say anything seeing just a tiny fraction of the formula.

Temperature ratio is there to convert t to kind of an absolute scale.