Converting Celsius to Kelvin

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Anand Narayan 1G
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Converting Celsius to Kelvin

Postby Anand Narayan 1G » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:06 pm

When we are given a temperature in degrees Celsius and we are required to convert to Kelvin, are we supposed to add 273 or 273.15?

Riley Dean 2D
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Re: Converting Celsius to Kelvin

Postby Riley Dean 2D » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:13 pm

I think either works, the solutions manual for the seventh edition I’m pretty sure uses 273

KatrinaPho_2I
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Re: Converting Celsius to Kelvin

Postby KatrinaPho_2I » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:50 am

So far, simply adding 273 has worked well for me.

Milena Aragon 2B
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Re: Converting Celsius to Kelvin

Postby Milena Aragon 2B » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:37 pm

I would say just do 273K since that’s what’s done in the textbook and in class.

MichelleRamirez_2F
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Re: Converting Celsius to Kelvin

Postby MichelleRamirez_2F » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:39 pm

In the examples we have done in class we have added 273K.

Katelyn Phan 2A
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Re: Converting Celsius to Kelvin

Postby Katelyn Phan 2A » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:08 am

273 K should be fine. It also helps if you look at the overall sig figs required for the specific condition.

Kaylee Kang 1G
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Re: Converting Celsius to Kelvin

Postby Kaylee Kang 1G » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:09 am

273 K should be fine to get your answer!

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Re: Converting Celsius to Kelvin

Postby Nicolle Fernandez 1E » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:07 am

You can use 273 because it is an estimation but make sure you use sig figs


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