Kelvins to Celsius Conversion
Enter the temperature in kelvins below to get the value converted to Celsius.
How to Convert Kelvins to Celsius
Convert kelvins to degrees Celsius with this simple formula:
The formula to convert kelvins to Celsius is kelvins minus 273.15 Insert the [K] temperature measurement in the formula and then solve to find the result.
For example, let's convert 50 K to degrees Celsius:
50 K = ( 50 - 273.15 ) = -223.15 °C
Kelvins and the Celsius scale are both used to measure temperature. Keep reading to learn more about each of them.
The Kelvin scale is an absolute temperature scale that uses absolute zero as the starting point. The kelvin is defined in terms of the Boltzmann constant, which is a measure of the energy of motion corresponding to one kelvin.
More specifically, one kelvin is equal to the change of thermodynamic temperature that results in a change of thermal energy kT by 1.380649 × 10−23 J.
0 kelvins are equal to −273.15 degrees Celsius, which is the point of absolute zero.
The kelvin is the SI base unit for temperature in the metric system. Kelvins can be abbreviated as K, for example 1 kelvin can be written as 1 K.
The kelvin scale is different from other temperature scales in that it is not expressed in degrees, values are expressed in kelvins. When using the Kelvin scale in writing, the "k" is capitalized, however when using the kelvin as a unit the "k" should be lower-case, even though it is named for a person.
Important Temperatures In Kelvins
|Absolute Zero||0 K|
|Freezing Point of Water||273.15 K|
|Triple Point of Water||273.16 K|
|Boiling Point of Water||373.15 K|
The Celsius temperature scale, also commonly referred to as the centigrade scale, is defined in terms of the kelvin. Specifically, degrees Celsius is equal to kelvins minus 273.15.
The degree Celsius is the SI derived unit for temperature in the metric system. A degree Celsius is sometimes also referred to as a degree centigrade. Celsius can be abbreviated as C, for example 1 degree Celsius can be written as 1 °C.
Important Temperatures In Degrees Celsius
|Absolute Zero||-273.15 °C|
|Freezing Point of Water||0 °C|
|Triple Point of Water||0.01 °C|
|Boiling Point of Water||100 °C|
Kelvin to Celsius Conversion Table
|0 K||-273.15 °C|
|10 K||-263.15 °C|
|20 K||-253.15 °C|
|30 K||-243.15 °C|
|40 K||-233.15 °C|
|50 K||-223.15 °C|
|60 K||-213.15 °C|
|70 K||-203.15 °C|
|80 K||-193.15 °C|
|90 K||-183.15 °C|
|100 K||-173.15 °C|
|110 K||-163.15 °C|
|120 K||-153.15 °C|
|130 K||-143.15 °C|
|140 K||-133.15 °C|
|150 K||-123.15 °C|
|160 K||-113.15 °C|
|170 K||-103.15 °C|
|180 K||-93.15 °C|
|190 K||-83.15 °C|
|200 K||-73.15 °C|
|273.15 K||0 °C|
|300 K||26.85 °C|
|400 K||126.85 °C|
|500 K||226.85 °C|
|600 K||326.85 °C|
|700 K||426.85 °C|
|800 K||526.85 °C|
|900 K||626.85 °C|
|1,000 K||726.85 °C|
- International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, SI Units - Temperature, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/si-units-temperature