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What does the kelvin scale measure?

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Asked by John, 22 Sep '12 05:26 pm
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Kelvin is a temperature scale designed so that zero degrees K is defined as absolute zero (at absolute zero, a hypothetical temperature, all molecular movement stops - all actual temperatures are above absolute zero) and the size of one unit is the same as the size of one degree Celsius. Water freezes at 273.16K; water boils at 373.16K. [ K = C + 273.16, F = (9/5)C + 32].
This temperature scale was designed by Lord Kelvin (William Thomson, 1824-1907). Kelvin was a British inventor and scientist (he was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1824). In addition to his work on temperature, Kelvin invented over 50 devices (including the mirror galvanometer, which detects and measures weak electric fields), discovered the second law of thermodynamics (the amount of usable energy in the universe is decreasing), and wrote hundreds of scientific papers.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 22 Sep '12 05:28 pm

 
  
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Kelvin is a temperature scale designed so that zero degrees K is defined as absolute zero (at absolute zero, a hypothetical temperature, all molecular movement stops - all actual temperatures are above absolute zero) and the size of one unit is the same as the size of one degree Celsius. Water freezes at 273.16K; water boils at 373.16K. [ K = C + 273.16, F = (9/5)C + 32]. .
Answered by jakir hussain, 22 Sep '12 07:32 pm

 
  
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The Kelvin (abbreviated K) scale measures temperature just like Celsius or Fahrenheit.
Answered by Quest, 22 Sep '12 05:59 pm

 
  
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THE KELVIN SCALE OF TEMPERATURE;
The Kelvin (abbreviated K) scale measures temperature just like Celsius or Fahrenheit.
0 K is the lowest possible temperature on the Kelvin scale, where everything stops moving. It's absolute zero, and theory says if the temperature of something was at that temperature, the small molecules in that something wouldn't move at all.
Answered by Radha, 22 Sep '12 05:28 pm

 
  
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