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A scale of temperature with absolute zero as zero, and the triple point of water as exactly 273.16 degrees.
- ‘This scale, known as the Kelvin scale, has the same intervals as the Celsius scale.’
- ‘The zero point on the Kelvin scale is known as absolute zero and it is theoretically the coldest temperature achievable.’
- ‘In fact, to quash all doubts, zero on the Kelvin scale is dubbed absolute zero.’
- ‘The third law of thermodynamics states that for a perfect crystal at a temperature of absolute zero on the Kelvin scale the entropy value is zero.’
- ‘On the Kelvin scale, the freezing point of water is 273.15 K and the boiling point is 373.15 K.’
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