T = 20oC + 273 = 293 K
- Celsius and Kelvin are units of temperature. The basic unit of temperature in the SI system is the kelvin (K).
The Celsius scale is used most often in the clinical laboratory.
- The kelvin and Celsius scales are closely related and conversion between them is simply because the units are equal in magnitude.
- To convert from Kelvin to degree celsius add 273K = oC + 273
- To convert from degrees Celsius to kelvin subtract 273
oC = K – 273
Hence to convert 20oC to kelvin we add 273 to it
20oC+ 273 = 293 K