Units of Temperature

When the boiling point of water is 100°C then it is 212° in Fahrenheit.

100°C = 212°F

When the freezing point of water is 0°C then it is 32° in Fahrenheit.

0°C = 32°F

When the temperature of our body is 98.6°F then it is 37°C in Celsius.

Hence, 1 degree on the Celsius scale is equivalent to 1.8 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale. ooc equals 32°F, 1 °C would be [32+1 .8] °F, 2°C would be [32+(2 x 1.8)] °F and so on. If C (Celsius) and Fahrenheit) are used to denote the temperatures on two scales, we can write the general relationship, F = (1.8xC) + 32.

Clinical Thermometer

98.6°F = 37°C

The clinical thermometer is designed for measuring the temperature of the human body. The body of the clinical thermometer is made of a thin, long, and narrow uniform glass tube with a bulb at one end. This tube is called the capillary tube. The capillary tube is filled with liquid mercury. The scale of a clinical thermometer is marked from 95°F to 110°F or 35°C to 42°C on the glass case.

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