The Results of Charles’ Experiment

Defintion of Extrapolate: Extend the graph by using the known data points

The interesting thing about the graph is… It cuts the temperature axis at -273°C ! But the volume of the gas CANNOT be LESS than ZERO! This suggests that -273°C is the lowest temperature possible or also known as Absolute Zero.
This temperature is only an assumption. It has never been attained experimentally. Most gases liquefy long before -273°C is reached.

Kelvin Scale
Absolute temperature is the foundation of Kelvin scale (K). -273 °C is taken as 0 K. Hence, -273 °C = 0 K

θ °C = (θ + 273) K

Exercise: What is 27 degree Celsius in Kelvin?

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