Why is it more practical to use mercury in a barometer than water?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:00 pm ad1c9bdddf
It is more practical to use mercury in a barometer than water because mercury has a much higher density than water.
The height of mercury in a barometer, called the barometric pressure, varies with atmospheric ...
This solution provides an conceptual explanation as to why mercury, rather than water, if used in a barometer. Solution is 156 words.