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Sophia Dinh 1D
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Postby Sophia Dinh 1D » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:21 am

do you have to convert to kelvin for the q=mcdeltat equation?

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Re: temperature

Postby 805394719 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:23 am

I think it depends on the units of the elements. Usually, the temperature is given in degrees Celsius and so is the specific heat or heat capacity. So you do not have to convert it to kelvin.

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Re: temperature

Postby Brandon Valafar » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:32 am

It depends on the units. If the temperature is given in Celsius which it usually is you don't have to.

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Re: temperature

Postby Rida Ismail 2E » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:27 am

its delta T so no you don't if the temperature is given in Celcius. Of course, you will have to convert to either C or K if it is in F. But the scale of C and K are the same making the delta T the same.

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Re: temperature

Postby Maya Pakulski 1D » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:35 pm

It depends on what the problem gives you. Just make sure for any given problem that you use the units that match the constant you're given.

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