Celsius Scale

The Celsius temperature scale (°C) was developed by Anders Celsius in 1742. The zero point of the Celsius scale is set to the temperature at which water freezes. The number 100 is set to the temperature at which water boils.

The Celsius scale is the standard scale used around most of the world to measure air temperatures. The United States uses the Fahrenheit scale.



Celsius Scale

The Celsius temperature scale (°C) was developed by Anders Celsius in 1742. The zero point of the Celsius scale is set to the temperature at which water freezes. The number 100 is set to the temperature at which water boils. Celsius set 100 equal divisions (degrees) between the freezing and boiling points.

The Celsius scale is the standard scale used around most of the world to measure air temperatures. The United States uses the Fahrenheit scale.




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