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Postby Jesse_torres2H » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:05 pm

In this problem the temperatures are given in celsius but in the solution we use them in units of kelvin without adding 273. Why is this possible?

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Re: 8.25

Postby Leah Savage 2F » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:14 pm

I'm pretty sure it is because the problem says "temperature rise of 7.32 C" rather than giving a specific temperature in celsius. This temperature rise would have been the same whether the degrees were celsius or kelvin, so either units can be used in the problem.

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Re: 8.25

Postby Aya Shokair- Dis 2H » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:50 pm

Yes! They were giving us the change in temperature. The change in temperature will be the same in Celsius or K.

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