Convert Rankine to Kelvins
Enter the temperature in Rankine below to get the value converted to kelvins.
How to Convert Rankine to Kelvins
Convert degrees Rankine to kelvins with this simple formula:
Insert the [°R] temperature measurement in the formula and then solve to find the result.
For example, let's convert 50 °R to kelvins:
50 °R = ( 50 × 5 / 9 ) = 27.777778 K
Rankine and kelvins are both units used to measure temperature. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
The Rankine scale is an absolute temperature scale that uses absolute zero as the starting point, much like the Kelvin scale. The key difference between the Rankine scale and the Kelvin scale is that an increment of one degree rankine is equal to an increment of one degree Fahrenheit, not Celsius as in the Kelvin scale. The base of the Rankine scale starts at absolute zero, thus 0 degrees rankine are equal to −459.67 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rankine can be abbreviated as R, and are also sometimes abbreviated as Ra. For example, 1 degree Rankine can be written as 1 °R or 1 Ra.
Important Temperatures In Degrees Rankine
|Absolute Zero||0 °R|
|Freezing Point of Water||491.67 °R|
|Triple Point of Water||491.688 °R|
|Boiling Point of Water||671.67 °R|
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. 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|
Rankine Measurements and Equivalent Kelvin Conversions
|-50 °R||-27.78 K|
|-40 °R||-22.22 K|
|-30 °R||-16.67 K|
|-20 °R||-11.11 K|
|-10 °R||-5.5556 K|
|0 °R||0 K|
|10 °R||5.5556 K|
|20 °R||11.11 K|
|30 °R||16.67 K|
|40 °R||22.22 K|
|50 °R||27.78 K|
|60 °R||33.33 K|
|70 °R||38.89 K|
|80 °R||44.44 K|
|90 °R||50 K|
|100 °R||55.56 K|
|110 °R||61.11 K|
|120 °R||66.67 K|
|130 °R||72.22 K|
|140 °R||77.78 K|
|150 °R||83.33 K|
|160 °R||88.89 K|
|170 °R||94.44 K|
|180 °R||100 K|
|190 °R||105.56 K|
|200 °R||111.11 K|
|300 °R||166.67 K|
|400 °R||222.22 K|
|500 °R||277.78 K|
|600 °R||333.33 K|
|700 °R||388.89 K|
|800 °R||444.44 K|
|900 °R||500 K|
|1000 °R||555.56 K|