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Item SC084004: As a thermometer is heated and the level of liquid in the thermometer rises, the mass of the liquid stays the same.

A thermometer is heated. The volume of the liquid inside of the thermometer increases, and the level of the liquid rises.

What happens to the mass of the liquid in the thermometer as the level of liquid rises?

  1. The mass increases.
  2. The mass decreases.
  3. The mass stays the same.
  4. It depends on the type of liquid.
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item SC084004
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 944 2718 35%
  6–8 461 1617 29%
  9–12 471 1080 44%
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