Energy, Heat and Temperature Video Lessons

Concept: Understanding Temperature and Heat.

# 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?

###### FREE Expert Solution

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

$\overline{){\mathbf{°}}{\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{8}}{\mathbf{\left(}}{\mathbf{°}}{\mathbf{C}}{\mathbf{\right)}}{\mathbf{+}}{\mathbf{32}}}$

Converting 85.6 oF to Kelvin:

###### Problem Details

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?