# How can I convert Celsius into Kelvin?

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Dec 17, 2013

To convert from Celsius to Kelvin you use the following formula:

**Celsius temperature + 273.15 = Kelvin Temperature**

For example:

26 °Celsius + 273.15 = 299.15 Kelvin

The Kelvin temperature scale was designed so that it starts at absolute zero. In Kelvin, absolute zero is equal to 0 degrees. In Celsius, absolute zero is equal to −273.15 degrees.

Therefore, you need to add 273.15 to the Celsius temperature to get to the Kelvin temperature.

Note: Kelvin does not use the degree symbol, °.

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