Using a glass thermometer in a laboratory setting

  Although many variations of a thermometer are documented throughout history, the glass thermometer that is most familiar with what we see today was first invented by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinand II, in 1654. Although a significant development, his thermometer was inaccurate and predated a standardised scale.   In 1714, Gabriel Fahrenheit was …

Difference between Celsius, Centigrade and Fahrenheit?

The Fahrenheit, Celsius and Centigrade are the most common terms of temperature scales. However, these scales have different measurements used for the freezing and boiling points of water and use different sized degrees. What is Celsius? This is the most common temperature scale in the world and the simplest to understand, interestingly, centigrade is an …