## Converting Celsius to Kelvin

Volume: $\Delta S = nR\ln \frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$
Temperature: $\Delta S = nC\ln \frac{T_{2}}{T_{1}}$

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Anand Narayan 1G
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### Converting Celsius to Kelvin

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

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

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

Milena Aragon 2B
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### Re: Converting Celsius to Kelvin

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

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

Katelyn Phan 2A
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### Re: Converting Celsius to Kelvin

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

273 K should be fine to get your answer!

Nicolle Fernandez 1E
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### Re: Converting Celsius to Kelvin

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

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