# How can I convert between temperature scales?

Jun 16, 2018

Conversion is quite trivial between the Kelvin scale and the Celsius scale.....

#### Explanation:

On the Kelvin scale, $\text{absolute zero = 0 K}$...whereas on the Celsius scale, $\text{absolute zero} = - 273.15$ ""^@C. Conversion between the Celsius scale and Fahrenheit scale is a bit more problematic..and I acknowledge that you may be a septic, and so such conversions are necessary.

For $\text{Fahrenheit to Celsius}$, subtract ${32}^{\circ}$, then multiply by $\frac{5}{9}$.

For $\text{Celsius to Fahrenheit}$, multiply by $\frac{9}{5}$, THEN ADD ${32}^{\circ}$.

It may be an idea to try to use the Celsius scale exclusively... Most USaian chemists I know would always quote a reaction temperature in Christian units even tho they might use the Fahrenheit scale for how hot/cold it was outside...