State similarities and differences between the laboratory
thermometer andthe clinical thermometer.
(i) Both clinical and laboratory thermometers
have long, narrow, uniform glass tubes.
(ii) The bulbs of both the thermometers have
mercury in them.
(i) The temperature range of clinical
thermometers is from
that of laboratory thermometer is from
(ii) Clinical thermometer is used to measure
the temperature of a human body. However, laboratory thermometer
cannot be used to measure the temperature of a human body.
(iii) The least count of both the thermometers
(iv) Unlike clinical thermometer that can be
tilted, laboratory thermometer is kept upright while reading the
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