In physics, do I have to change Celsius to Kelvin or vise versa when I am doing specific heat. Also, what should my answer be in? K or C?

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  • 4 years ago
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    Most uses of specific heat or heat capacity involve temperature differences. For that, you don't care about absolute zero. A temperature difference in K or C is the same measurement. (Ditto for Fahrenheit and Roentgen scales, but Roentgen is rarely used for anything.)

  • Amy
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    For any measure of change of temperature, Kelvins and degrees Celsius are identical.

    Only statements of the temperature in absolute terms need to pick a scale.

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