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Inquiry into Physics

8th Edition
Ostdiek
ISBN: 9781337515863
Textbook Problem

(¦ Indicates a review question, which means it requires only a basic understanding of the material to answer. Questions without this designation typically require integrating or extending the concepts presented thus far.)

¦ What are the three common temperature scales? What are the normal boiling and freezing points of water in each scale?

To determine

The three common temperature scales also give the normal boiling and freezing points of water in each scale.

Explanation

For measuring the temperature there are three measuring scales as Fahrenheit, Celsius and Kelvin.

  • For the freezing point of water on Fahrenheit scale is based on (32 °F) and for boiling of water it is (212 °F), and so its interval has been divided into 180 parts.
  • For the freezing point of water on Celsius scale is based on (0 °C) and for boiling of water it is (100 °C), and so its interval has been divided into 100 parts. This scale is also known as centigrade temperature scale.
  • We can also covert this temperature from Fahrenheit (°F) to Celsius (°C) and vice-versa:
  • Fahrenheit to Celsius: F=95C+32

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