Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 1 - Chemical Foundations - Review Questions - Page 32: 8



Work Step by Step

On the Fahrenheit scale, the freezing point and boiling point of water, for example, is 32 degrees and 212 degrees, respectively. The temperature change is 180 degrees. On the Celsius scale, the freezing point and boiling point of water is 0 and 100 degrees Celsius, respectively. Likewise, the boiling and freezing point of water is off by 100 degrees on the Kelvin scale as well because they both use the same scale. As a result, 1 degree represents the smallest change on the Fahrenheit scale because it requires a bigger change in temperature to reach the boiling point.
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