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Homework Help: Thermometer stem correction with pressure

  1. Nov 10, 2012 #1
    Hi everyone,

    So I'm a bit stuck in my physics lab report. I have to make a correction to the temperature read in the laboratory (ex:155.2C) because our room pressure was 742.1mmHg and not 760mmHg I'm guessing. I've tried researching this for a while now but I can't seem to find an easy answer or remember what to do. They didn't explain it in the lab and told us to refer to the book, ends up there was a mistake in the printing and we're missing a bunch of chapters including the one explaining this concept.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 11, 2012 #2
    More information would not hurt. Maybe a description of the thermometer or picture. Maybe a scan of the lab procedure.
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