Problem: Gallium is a solid metal at room temperature but melts into a liquid in your hand. The melting point of gallium is 85.6 oF.The SI unit for temperature is the kelvin. What is the melting point (temperature) on the Kelvin scale?

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Recall that the conversion from Celsius to Fahrenheit and Celsius to Kelvin is given by:


°F=1.8(°C)+32


K= °C+273.15


Converting 85.6 oF to Kelvin:

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Gallium is a solid metal at room temperature but melts into a liquid in your hand. The melting point of gallium is 85.6 oF.

The SI unit for temperature is the kelvin. What is the melting point (temperature) on the Kelvin scale?

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