Celsius and Kelvin

Baoying Li 1B
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Celsius and Kelvin

When you can replace the Celsius with Kelvin without doing the conversion?

Ronak Naik
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Re: Celsius and Kelvin

Anytime you switch from celsius to Kelvin you must always use the conversion K=C + 273.

Michael Nguyen 1E
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Re: Celsius and Kelvin

Celsius and Kelvin will never be the same number for a given temperature. You must always convert according to the problem. The conversion is K = C+273.15, which I believe is on the equations sheet.

ELu 1J
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Re: Celsius and Kelvin

You always have to convert between kelvins and celsius. It's better to do K = 273.15 + C because it is more exact.

HuyHa_2H
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Re: Celsius and Kelvin

The two aren't numerically equal as there's a 273.15 difference between Celsius and Kelvin, but it'd probably be more useful if Kelvin were to be used as it's often compatible with many equations that involve temperature.

Rodrigo2J
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Re: Celsius and Kelvin

You always to convert between kelvin and celsius because they are not numerically the same.

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Re: Celsius and Kelvin

Celsius and Kelvin are not the same, to keep your answer accurate, it is best to use Kelvin when you are given Celsius.

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Re: Celsius and Kelvin

Most formulas in chemistry employ temperature measured in Kelvin, which can be found using the formula K = C + 273

Shutong Hou_1F
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Re: Celsius and Kelvin

Celsius is always 273 units larger than Kelvin. However, they luckily have the same length of each unit. Consequently, since 0 Kelvin is defined by the temperature of absolute zero but 0 Celsius is defined by the temperature of ice-water mixture, they would never have the same numerical value for any temperature. If we are calculating difference in temperature, then there is no need to convert units. However, if we are multiplying temperature by something, then we have to use Kelvin unless specified by instructions to use other units, because Kelvin is included in international system of units.

Ariel Fern 2B
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Re: Celsius and Kelvin

Yes, like the others have said, you have to add 273.15 to the Celsius temperature to get Kelvin. This is really important for gas laws because the gas constant has units of Kelvin, so never forget to convert the temperature if it's in Celsius!

Veronica Lu 2H
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Re: Celsius and Kelvin

K=273+c

Maria Poblete 2C
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Re: Celsius and Kelvin

The ideal gas law always uses Kelvin when calculating temperature. Like everyone said, K = 273 + C.