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Celsius to Kelvin Temperature Conversion

Example Problem Converting Celsius to Kelvin

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Add 273 to a Celsius temperature to get Kelvin.

Add 273 to a Celsius temperature to get Kelvin.

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The formula to convert Celsius to Kelvin is:

K = °C + 273

Here is an example problem that explains how to convert a temperature from degrees on the Celsius scale to Kelvin.

Celsius to Kelvin Problem #1

Convert 27° C to Kelvin.

Celsius to Kelvin Solution #1

K = °C + 273
K = 27 + 273
K = 300
300 K

Note that the answer is 300 K. Kelvin is not expressed in degrees.

Celsius to Kelvin Problem #2

Convert 77° C to Kelvin.

Celsius to Kelvin Solution #2

K = °C + 273
K = 77 + 273
K = 350
350 K

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