Units of Temperature


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Units of Temperature

Postby Juwan_Madaki_3K » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:50 am

When using the ideal gas law, which units should the temperature be in? Kelvins or Celsius?

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Sid Panda 3A » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:53 am

Juwan_Madaki_3K wrote:When using the ideal gas law, which units should the temperature be in? Kelvins or Celsius?


Kelvin

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Kiara Phillips 3L » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:03 pm

From what I have seen usually questions will provide us with the temperature in Celsius and we are expected to covert it to Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Minh-Thy Vo 3D » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:29 pm

You would use Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Karl Yost 1L » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:54 pm

Since the gas constant R typically has temperature units in Kelvin (and we want the temperature units to cancel out when solving for P,V or n), we list the temperature in Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby John Calonia 1D » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:06 pm

When converting between Celsius and Kelvin, you have to add or subtract how many degrees to Celsius to convert it into Kelvin again? And when converting from Fahrenheit, would it be easier to convert it into celsius first?

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Jiwon_Chae_3L » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:36 pm

John Calonia 1D wrote:When converting between Celsius and Kelvin, you have to add or subtract how many degrees to Celsius to convert it into Kelvin again? And when converting from Fahrenheit, would it be easier to convert it into celsius first?


to convert Celsius to Kelvin, you add 273.15 to the temperature. I don't think we'll see any questions that expect us to convert Fahrenheit.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Mohamed Mido » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:01 pm

kevin

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Maaria Abdel-Moneim 2G » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:39 pm

You would want it to be in Kelvin since the constant R has Kelvins and you want the units to cancel.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Brian Bui 3H » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:51 pm

You would use Kelvin. Often times the temperature is given in Celsius, so you would have to add 273.15 to convert it to Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Talia Dini - 3I » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:11 pm

Hi! I believe that you would use Kelvin as the unit for temperature.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Anusha Chaudhary 1J » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:15 pm

For the Ideal Gas Law, you would use Kelvin. If you get a question where it gives you temperature in Celsius, all you have to do is add 273.15 in order to convert it to Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Vanessa Perez » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:50 pm

I'm pretty sure we will be using Kelvin. So it will be important to know how to convert to Kelvin if not given Kelvin

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Adrienne Yuh 2B » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:51 pm

Kelvin! Make sure you know how to convert F, C, and K.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Adam Bustamante 1I » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:52 pm

When working with the ideal gas laws we would use Kelvin as our unit for temperature.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Juliet Carr 1F » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:05 pm

You would use kelvin as it is the SI unit for temperature.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Crystal Pan 2G » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:07 pm

We should be using Kelvins

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Ariel Guan 1H » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:21 am

use Kelvin because it's the SI unit.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Aayushi Jani 3A » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:50 pm

We use Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Wil Chai 3D » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:53 pm

if you ever forget, you can just look at the units of the ideal gas constant, which always has K in the denominator.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Eileen Quach Dis 2A » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:34 pm

According to the lecture, we should use Kelvin so that the units cancel out properly.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Inderpal Singh 2L » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:38 pm

We have to use Kelvin, but we will have the conversion equation on the equation sheet I believe in case we are given celsius.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Jiapeng Han 1C » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:43 pm

This one is actually important, we use Kelvin for the temperature in the Ideal Gas Equation.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Mackenzie Stockton 2H » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:01 am

We always use Kelvin for temperature in PV=nRT. This is simply because the units cancel out with the units of the other species in the equation.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Arnav Saud 2C » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:40 am

You should use kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby ellenulitsky Dis 1I » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:49 am

You will always be using Kelvin since when looking at the other units in PV=nRT, there is only kelvin being used, so if using celsius for example, the units will not cancel out. Hope this helps!

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Javier Perez M 1H » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:31 pm

So when using PV=NRT temperature is supposed to be inputted in Kelvin? How come though fro most of the questions so far we are being given temperature in Celcius?

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Ryan_Page_1J » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:37 pm

Javier Perez M 1H wrote:So when using PV=NRT temperature is supposed to be inputted in Kelvin? How come though fro most of the questions so far we are being given temperature in Celcius?

I have noticed this as well...maybe it's just good conversion practice.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Krish_Ajmani_3J » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:25 pm

Kelvin should be used. If the temperature is given in Celsius, a simple conversion to Kelvin will be enough for you to use the PV=NRT equation correctly.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Chudi Onyedika 3A » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:59 pm

You should use Kelvin for the Ideal Gas Law and other temperature equations.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Simi Kapila_3E » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:01 pm

I believe he mentioned in lecture that it should be in Kelvin, and most likely we should know how to covert from celsius if the problem gives us temperature in that unit.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Melis Kasaba 2B » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:13 pm

For the ideal gas law, the temperature should be in Kelvin. In order for gas laws to work, temperature has to be calculated on an absolute scale (Kelvin) rather than an arbitrary scale (Celsius). 0 K is absolute zero, but 0 C is just the melting point of water.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Liam Bertrand 3 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:18 pm

This should always be in kelvin, and I think the kelvin/celsius conversion formula is on our formula sheet, in case its needed on an exam.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Margaret Xu 3C » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:49 pm

When using the ideal gas law, write the temperature in Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Simer_Shera_2D » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:23 pm

Temperature used in calculation must always be in Kelvin

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Kayla Booker 1F » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:29 pm

The temperature should be in Kelvins so that the units will cancel out.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Bryan Le 2K » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:13 pm

Hi, the units for temperature should be in Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Brenda Silva 1B » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:26 pm

We would need to write the temperature in Kelvin, therefore when we are given the temperature in Celsius we would have to convert it to Kelvin by adding 273.15 to the temperature.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Shana Patel 1C » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:41 pm

We usually use Kelvin when calculating temperature. There is a formula to change Degrees to Kelvin; T(K)=T(C) + 273.15

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Karen Elrayes 1L » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:49 pm

Kelvin is used because it has a bigger and more applicable range for the chemicals we are experimenting with

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Michelle Nguyen 3F » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:41 am

For ideal gas law, use Kelvin!

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Kathy_Li_1H » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:16 am

Hi! Since the standard unit of temperature is Kelvin, your answer should always be in Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Cooper_Geralds_3B » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:46 pm

Juwan_Madaki_3K wrote:When using the ideal gas law, which units should the temperature be in? Kelvins or Celsius?


I believe most of the time in 14B we will be using Kelvin for temperature unless a specific problem indicates otherwise!

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Chelsea_Guzman_3C » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:57 pm

Kelvins are always used. You can convert Celsius to Kelvin by adding 273.15

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Mingzi Yang 1E » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:35 pm

Kelvin should be used as the unit of temperature in this case.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Taha 2D » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:36 pm

kelvin is used

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Blas_Rodriguez_1B » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:23 pm

From what I have noticed, Kelvin is the preferred temperature unit.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby jasmineculilap_3F » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:25 pm

Kelvin. You can convert celsius to kelvin with K = C + 273.15.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Chance Herbert 3A » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:31 pm

Kelvin is the correct unit to use. Using dimensional analysis, you will see that the units of Kelvin cancel out in calculations with ideal gas law! If provided Celsius, you can calculate the temperature in Kelvin by adding 273.15 to this value!

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Armen_Isayan_2L » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:34 pm

When you are prompted an ideal gas law, you would expres the temperature in Kelvin. If you are prompted the temperature in units of Celsius you would just convert to Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby joshtully » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:03 pm

Temperature should be in Kelvin in this instance.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Ariana Flores 3F » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:20 pm

Kelvin!! Thanks for the question!

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Keshav Patel 14B 2B » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:38 pm

For the ideal gas law you want to use Kelvins because it often cancels with the R.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby RaniyaFeroz_1E » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:39 pm

We should use Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Diana Aguilar 3H » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:00 pm

Hi! The units for temperature should be in kelvin I believe.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby nayha a 1E » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:02 pm

I believe you should be using Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Xinyu Li 1C » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:09 pm

You should use Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Jose Miguel Conste 3H » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:10 pm

always has to be in kelvin

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Anthony_Sandoval_1D » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:03 pm

In this situation, you would be using kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Justin Zhang_1A » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:05 pm

Temperature would be in Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Jared Limqueco 3E » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:05 pm

The unit of temperature should be in Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Daniel Hernandez 1G » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:11 pm

You would use Kelvins. Converting Celsius to Kelvin is simple. All you have to do is add the degrees in Celsius to 273.15.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby James_Hankee_1C » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:16 pm

We would use Kelvin when using units of temperature in an equilibrium problem. The temperature of the reaction directly affects the products of the reaction and it is crucial that the units are correct to get our correct answer for our equilibrium constant.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Brandon Le 3C » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:18 pm

When we work with temperature, you'll often times have to convert Celsius to Kelvin units, since Kelvin gives a more accurate description of the speed in which molecules move.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Jacob Schwarz-Discussion 3I » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:20 pm

Juwan_Madaki_3K wrote:When using the ideal gas law, which units should the temperature be in? Kelvins or Celsius?

You would use Kelvin for the ideal gas law

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Mehreen 3I » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:32 pm

Juwan_Madaki_3K wrote:When using the ideal gas law, which units should the temperature be in? Kelvins or Celsius?

The temperature should be in Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Muskaan Abdul-Sattar » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:48 pm

You should use Kelvin!

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Teti Omilana 1G » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:49 pm

Kelvin is the SI unit for temperature.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Caelin Brenninkmeijer 1G » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:51 pm

It should be Kelvin because the gas constant is given in J/mol·K units.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Sam Wentzel 1F 14B » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:57 pm

Kelvin. You need to make sure the units cancel when doing these problems.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby sophia kosturos 2B » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:55 pm

Kelvin should be used because the units need to be able to cancel out.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Emily_Stenzler_2H » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:38 pm

do we need to memorize how to convert between units of temperature?

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby emwoodc » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:03 am

It would be Kelvin! Dr. Lavelle mentioned it during class.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Uyen Trinh 3C » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:09 am

0 Kelvin, which is -273.15° on the Celsius scale, is absolute zero. While the Celcius scale is calibrated in terms of the freezing and boiling points of water, the Kelvin scale is calibrated in terms of energy itself. At absolute zero, the substance has no kinetic energy - the lowest possible temperature. Thus, there are no negative numbers on the Kelvin scale to affect calculations and that is why we use it as the SI unit of temperature.

Converting degrees Celcius to Kelvin is relatively simple though so you shouldn't worry too much about that. You just add 273.15 degrees to whatever the Celcius temperature is to get Kelvin. Fahrenheit, on the other hand, is the conversion you should memorize.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Samantha Lee 1A » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:36 am

You should always work in Kelvin for calcualtion in Chemistry. Do not use Celsius. For the ideal gas law,
P: pressure [atm]
V: volume [Liters]
n: moles [mol]
R: constant [kg⋅m^2·K^−1⋅mol^−1s^−2], although these units are not as important, if you put the other variables in the correct units - it should cancel
T: temperature [Kelvin]

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby John_Tran_3J » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:49 am

Concerning Kc or Kp we will use Kelvin, but we have not gone into detail about when or how to calculate the temperature.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby reyvalui_3g » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:59 pm

We will most of the time be using Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Mackenzie Van Val 3E » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:17 pm

We should use Kelvin for all of chemistry. Many temperatures will be given in Celsius, so to convert from Celsius to Kelvin, you add 273 to the Celsius temperature.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Shalyn Kelly 3H » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:28 pm

Hi! Kelvin should be used, and I think the conversion is on the equations sheet, but it's also fairly simple so attempting to remember to add 273.15 (in order to convert Celsius to Kelvin) would probably be a good idea.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby ShinwooKim_3E » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:32 pm

The units would be in Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Sukhkiran Kaur 3I » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:30 pm

I think Kelvin would be most appropriate!

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Bryan Le 2K » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:45 pm

The units for temperature should be in Kelvin.

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Re: Units of Temperature

Postby Allan Nguyen 2G » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:48 pm

For chemistry problems, I'm pretty sure you'd always use kelvin.


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