Temperature

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Temperature scales

Temperature describes how much a substance, object or a body is hot or cold. Scientifically it is defined as the average kinetic energy of the molecules, ions or atoms of a substance or system.Temperature of a body can be measured with Thermometer.

Common Temperature Reference Points[edit]

Some useful common references:[1]

common temperature reference points
Celsius (°C) Kelvin (°K) Fahrenheit (°F)
Surface of the Sun 5600 5900 10100
Boiling Point of Water 100 373 212
Body Temperature 37 310.2 98.6
Sweltering Day 40 313 104
Hot Day 30 303 86
Room Temperature 20 293 68
Cold Day 10 283 50
Freezing Point of Water 0 273 32

Conversion chart[edit]

Exact conversion chart:[2]

temperature conversion chart
From To Fahrenheit To Celsius To Kelvin
Fahrenheit (°F) °F (°F - 32) / 1.8 (°F - 32) / 1.8 + 273.15
Celsius (°C) (°C * 1.8) + 32 °C °C + 273.15
Kelvin (°K) (°K - 273.15) * 1.8 + 32 °K - 273.15 °K

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. SI Units: Temperature
  2. SI Units: Temperature