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What is the DEFINITION of TEMPERATURE?
A measure of the AVERAGE KINETIC ENERGY of the particles in a sample of matter.
What is the DEFINITION of THERMAL ENERGY?
The energy of a sample of matter due to the movement of its particles.
What other temperature scale has the same size units as those on the Kelvin scale?
Celcius scale
Name three temperature scales.
Fahrenheit, Celcius, and Kelvin
How many degrees Celcius is absolute zero?
-273 degrees Celcius
How many degrees Kelvin is absolute zero?
zero degrees kelvin
What is the DEFINITION of ABSOLUTE ZERO?
The temperature at which the kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter is zero. No more energy can be removed.
How do you change degrees Kelvin to degrees Celcius?
Subtract 273 from the number of degrees Kelvin.

C = K - 273