How to Convert Temperature from Kelvin to Fahrenheit

As we already have got to know that converting temperature from kelvin to Celsius is a quite easy process. But the question remains, is the procedure of conversion of kelvin  to Fahrenheit is also very easy? well yes, this process is also a very easy but tricky process. so what are we waiting for? lets just get started with the basics first.

What is Kelvin scale?

Kelvin scale basically a thermodynamic scale mostly used in the experiments of physics and chemistry. Kelvin is a basic SI unit of temperature having the symbol of K. it was invented by the engineer and physicist of Glasgow University, William Thomson first baron Kelvin. Kelvin is now getting used by tons of people all over the world. The Kelvin scale fulfilled the expectations as a complete thermodynamic scale. Its null point is absolute zero. Like Fahrenheit and Celsius someone does not need to put degree while writing the value of temperature in Kelvin. One specific Kelvin is equals to the change in the thermodynamic temperature T and that gives result in the change of thermal energy kT by 1.380649 x 10 -23.  Kelvin is often used in the conjugation with the degree Celsius because it has the same magnitude. In the Kelvin scale 273 is defined by 0 In the Celsius scale. In the fields of science and engineering Celsius and Kelvin are used very much in the same page. Actually it often happens that the absolute temperature is given in Celsius but the intervals of temperature are given in Kelvin. 2005 was a very glorious year for the Kelvin because in 2005 the organization CIPM have arranged a program to redefine the usage of Kelvin more gloriously by showing that the Kelvin keeps the same value as the Boltzmann constant which is 1.3806505 x 10 -23.

What is Fahrenheit Scale?

Fahrenheit scale was invented by the German physicist and an instrument maker Fahrenheit Gabriel Daniel in 1714. Who used to be a local resident of the Netherlands. Fahrenheit scale is a temperature scale that uses to measure temperature. This scale set up the boiling point of the water at 212 and freezing point at 32. This scale nowadays mostly used in the United States and in the Caribbean countries. And the rest of the world is using the Celsius scale to measure temperature. In this scale the zero point was set by placing the thermometer in a mixture of ice water and salt. The stable temperature was taken as 0. The second point at 32 and the third at 96 which was basically the temperature of human body known as the blood-heat.

What is Celsius Scale?

Celsius scale is also known as the centigrade scale. Used by millions of user all over the world for experimental works. This scale was invented by the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius in 1742. In this scale the boiling point of the water was set on 100o and the freezing point of water was set on 0o. It is called as the centigrade scale sometimes because of the interval of 100 degree between the stable points. The Celsius scale is used as general wherever the metric system of units has been used. It is the SI unit of the measurement of the temperature. Later part of the 19th century 0o in Celsius method has been used as the boiling point of water and the 100o for the melting point of the snow. So eventually the 0o was used at the cold end and 100o at the hot end.

How to covert temperature from Kelvin to Fahrenheit?

After knowing all the history behind the temperature measurement scales. Here in this section we are going to discuss how to convert Kelvin to Fahrenheit. So like others it is also very easy process to be converted. To convert the temperature from Kelvin to Fahrenheit you must know the main formula behind it. So the formula is

                                               F= (K-273) x 9/5 + 32

In this particular equation F represents the temperature you want to convert from Kelvin and K stands for the temperature in Kelvin itself. To apply the formula you need to follow the steps below

  • First subtract 273 from the temperature in Kelvin
  • Then multiply the result with 9
  • After that divide the result by 5
  • And at last add 32 with the whole resultant.

After applying this method you will see that your temperature figure in Kelvin has been converted to Fahrenheit.

EXAMPLE: what if you have to convert 260K into Fahrenheit?

  • 260 – 273= -13
  • -13 x 9= -117
  • -117/5= -23.4
  • -23.4 + 32= 8.6

So the answer will be 8.6oF.

Conversion Table

0K -459F
10K -441F
20K -423F
60K -351F
80K -315F
90K -297F
130K -225F
190K -117F
230K -45.67F
273K 31.73F
300K 80.33F
320K 116.33F
330K 134.33F
340K 152.33F
373K 211.73F

Final Lines

So this is all about the methods for converting kelvin into Fahrenheit. If you are getting trouble to find out the way but reached a certain impasse then This will help you to get your work done very easily.

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