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Kandyce Lance 3E
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Kelvin

Postby Kandyce Lance 3E » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:27 pm

When regarding temperature, do we not say something is 273 /degrees /Kelvin, as we would with Celcius and Farenheit? We leave out the "degrees"?

Hannah Biju 1E
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Re: Kelvin

Postby Hannah Biju 1E » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:28 pm

No, Kelvin does not use degress. You just say 273 Kelvin.

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Re: Kelvin

Postby Julianna_flores3E » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:29 pm

I think it is just kelvin. No degrees.

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Re: Kelvin

Postby Mahnoor_Wani_1I » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:32 pm

In the SI system the unit for Kelvin is just K (make sure It is capital K). As for Celsius, it is °C . For Fahrenheit , it is °F. I think the reason why Kelvin doesn't have a degree may have something to do with the fact that this is an absolute scale

Renny_kim_2G
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Re: Kelvin

Postby Renny_kim_2G » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:31 am

Kelvin does not use degrees. You can just leave it as __ Kelvin.

Simran Bains 2C
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Re: Kelvin

Postby Simran Bains 2C » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:42 am

Degrees isn't used with Kelvin.

Hannah Rim 2D
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Re: Kelvin

Postby Hannah Rim 2D » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:43 am

Yes, when using the unit "Kelvin," we leave out the degrees part. As someone previously stated, this is because Kelvin does not have the degrees symbol as it is an absolute scale.

Namratha Gujje
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Re: Kelvin

Postby Namratha Gujje » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:12 am

You would just say 273 Kelvin. Degrees aren't used for Kelvin

Tobie Jessup 2E
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Re: Kelvin

Postby Tobie Jessup 2E » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:15 pm

Kelvin itself is the unit, unlike Celsius and Fahrenheit.


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