Chemistry Practice Problems Energy, Heat and Temperature Practice Problems Solution: The coldest temperature ever measured in the Unite...

Solution: The coldest temperature ever measured in the United States is -80 oF on January 23, 1971, in Prospect Creek, Alaska.Convert that temperature to oC.(Assume that -80 oF is accurate to two significant figures.)

Problem

The coldest temperature ever measured in the United States is -80 oF on January 23, 1971, in Prospect Creek, Alaska.

Convert that temperature to oC.
(Assume that -80 oF is accurate to two significant figures.)

Solution

We are asked to convert -80°F to °C.

°F → °C  

°F can be converted to °C using the equation below by isolating  °C:

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