Need help with Temperature (A2)Watch
Could someone explain this? I understand what absolute zero is.
The absolute scale is based on two fixed points. Absolute zero (where the particles have minimal internal energy) and the triple point of pure water. The triple point is where you can have ice, liquid water and water vapour but this only occurs at one temperature and one pressure. We then divide these two points into 273.16 small chunks, each of which is 1 Kelvin. We can also take 273.15 from each Kelvin to get out degree Celsius scale (which is based on the absolute Kelvin scale).
Does that help?