# Temperature Scales

Temperature scales are fundamental tools used to quantify thermal energy. They provide a standardized means of expressing the intensity of heat, crucial in various scientific, industrial, and everyday contexts. The three primary temperature scales in use today are Celsius, Fahrenheit, and Kelvin. Each scale offers unique advantages and is utilized in different regions and applications worldwide. Understanding temperature scales is essential for accurate measurement and communication within fields such as physics, chemistry, meteorology, and engineering.

Questions

- Is a temperature of #"55"^@"F"# approximately equivalent to #13°"C"#?
- What is absolute zero on the Fahrenheit scale?
- The average temperature at the South Pole in September is #-53.1^o C#. How would you convert this temperature to degrees Fahrenheit?
- How much colder is it when the temperature is -17#"^o#F than when it is 11#"^o#F?
- What temperature scale is used by most nations in the world?
- What instrument is used to measure temperature?
- What is the boiling point of water in Kelvin?
- Why must Kelvin temperatures be used in calculations that involve gases?
- To convert a temperature in degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit, multiply the Celsius temperature by #9/5# and then add #32^o#. ls a temperature in degrees Celsius proportional to its equivalent temperature in degrees Fahrenheit?
- How does temperature affect the spontaneity of a reaction?
- At absolute zero, all particle motion does what?
- An average human body temperature is 98.6°F. What is average human body temperature in Kelvins?
- How do you convert -22° Fahrenheit to Celsius?
- A balloon with a volume of 5.3 L is taken from an indoor temperature of 24 C to the outdoors. The volume of the balloon outside is 4.9 L. How do you determine the C temperature outside?
- The 6:00 a.m. temperatures for four consecutive days in the town of Lincoln were -12.1 C, -7.8 C, -14.3 C, and 7.2 °C. What was the average 6:00 am temperature for the four days?
- What is the temperature, in degrees Celsius, that is equivalent to a temperature of 40°F?
- What is the Kelvin temperature scale?
- Before ice can form in a lake, all the water in the lake must be cooled to what temperature?
- A 2-m long pipe at 27#"^o#C is heated until it is 2.00024 m at 77#"^o#C. What is the coefficient of linear expansion of the pipe?
- The melting point of lead is 327 °C. What is this temperature on the Kelvin scale?