# 1 Kelvin to Celsius conversion

 0 699

Kelvin is one of the base units in the metric [SI] system, used for measuring temperature.

It has its null point at the absolute zero (-273.15°C), the temperature at which, according to thermodynamics, the particles have the minimal vibration (in a sense of the lowest energy). 273.16 K (or 0.01°C) is the, so called, triple point of water, the only temperature at which water can exist in three states: liquid, solid (ice) and gas (vapour).

Kelvin is abbreviated to K, in which it differs from the commonly used degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit. Kelvins are not referred to as ‘degrees’ because they regarded as absolute units of measure, unlike degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit which are based on rather arbitrary points of reference. There is no such thing as sub zero temperature in the Kelvin scale, as it has the absolute zero temperature at its null point.

The conversion formulae from kelvins to degrees Celsius and the other way round are:

[°C] = [K] - 273.15

[K] = [°C] + 273.15

So, 1 Kelvin equals -273.15°C

Did you know?

The Kelvin scale is named after Lord Kelvin (birth name William Thomson), a 19th century Irish-Scots physicist who formulated the first and the second law of thermodynamics. He gained a honorary title of a Lord in recognition of his achievements in the field of physics.

### How many days, weeks and months ...

The word quarter in the sense of a period of three...

 1 1173

### 1 yard: how many centimeters, me...

The yard is one of the units of length in the Imperial...

 0 598

### 1 inch: how many metres, centime...

‘Give him an inch and he’ll take a mile’, says...

 0 595

### How many bytes and KB are there ...

Megabytes, kilobytes and bytes are probably the most...

 0 674

### How many kilometers per hour is ...

Mach number [Ma] is a ratio of a given object’s speed...

 0 630

### 1 litre: how many ml, m3, cm3, q...

The litre (or liter in American English) is a unit...

 0 666

## Top Discussions

~ hennas 2023-01-19 10:34:23
 i though highland in scotland may have made the list tbh
~ pcp 2021-07-23 05:33:13
 Technically Scotland doesn't count because they abolished the use of counties, hence why Inverness shire is not on the list.
~ dcd 2021-07-04 17:15:54
 What happened to Invernessshire? at 10,907 km2 it is the biggest. Argyllshire would be up there too. 8,055 km2. This seems...