Theory:

Normally, a physical quantity that expresses the degree of hotness or coldness of a substance is known as temperature.
Temperature is a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a system.
Thermometer
Thermometer is used to measure temperature directly.
 
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Thermometers are calibrated (measuring device) with some standard scales. The scales mostly used to measure the temperature are: 
  • Celsius
  • Fahrenheit
  • Kelvin
Celsius: In thermometers, the melting point of pure ice \((0°C)\) is taken as Lower Fixed Point (LFP) and the boiling point of water \((100°C)\) is taken as Upper Fixed Point (UFP).
  
Fahrenheit: In thermometers, the melting point of pure ice \((32°F)\) is taken as Lower Fixed Point (LFP) and the boiling point of water \((212°F)\) is taken as Upper Fixed Point (UFP).
  
Kelvin: In thermometers, the melting point of pure ice \((273 K)\) is taken as Lower Fixed Point (LFP) and the boiling point of water \((373 K)\) is taken as Upper Fixed Point (UFP).
Conversion of the scales of temperature
The conversion of the scales of temperature is mainly used to change the scale from one scale to another.
The general formula for scale conversion is C0100=F32180=K273100.
Conversion of Celsius to Kelvin:
 
We convert the Celsius to Kelvin by adding \((273)\) to the Celsius of temperature.
Formula: K = C + 273
 
For example: Convert \(90° C\) into Kelvin.
 
K=C+273K=90+273K=363Kelvinor363K
 
Conversion of Kelvin to Celsius:
  
We convert the Kelvin to Celsius by subtracting \((273)\) from the Kelvin of temperature.
Formula: C = K  273
 
For example: Convert \(323 K\) into Celsius.
 
C=K273C=323273C=50°Celsiusor50°C
 
  
Conversion of Celsius to Fahrenheit:
 
The temperature \(T\) in degrees Fahrenheit (\(F\)) is equal to the temperature (\(T\)) in degrees Celsius (\(C\)) times \(9/5\) plus \(32\).
Formula: F = C × 9/5 + 32  or  F = C × 1.8 + 32
 
For example: Convert \(20°C\) Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit.
 
F=C×9/5+32F=20×9/5+32F=180/5+32F=36+32F=68°Farenheitor68°F
  
Conversion of Fahrenheit to Celsius:
 
The temperature \(T\) in degrees Celsius (\(C\)) is equal to the temperature (\(T\)) in degrees Fahrenheit (\(F\)) minus \(32\), times \(5/9\).
Formula: C=(F32)×5/9
 
For example: Convert \(68 °F\) to degrees Celsius:
 
C=(F32)×5/9C=(6832)×5/9C=36×59C=4×5C=20°Celsiusor20°C
Application of various thermometric scales
Fahrenheit scale: The Fahrenheit scale is used by physicians for clinical thermometers. 
 
Kelvin scale: The Kelvin scale is used by scientists in laboratories.
 
Celsius scale: The Celsius scale is used for weather forecasting, and also for detecting the fever for patients in the hospital.