# The basic unit of Temperature?

Okay in science like the International Standard Unit what is the basic unit of temperature? Is it Fahrenheit or Celsius, i have a worksheet and it can’t be both, i already checked my notes but its not in there and i don’t remember my teacher saying anything about it.

• There are three measurement scales of temperature. Kelvin where 0 degrees is absolute zero (theory only), Celsius where 0 degrees is when ice forms and 100 degrees when water boils (usual standard for scientific measurements and European/Asian weather). Fahrenheit is the oldest but most confusing where water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212. Fahrenheit is the basic standard for body temperature (98.6) and American weather.

• Unit Of Temperature

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The basic unit of Temperature?

Okay in science like the International Standard Unit what is the basic unit of temperature? Is it Fahrenheit or Celsius, i have a worksheet and it can’t be both, i already checked my notes but its not in there and i don’t remember my teacher saying anything about it.

• Dis you know that M. Fahrenheit was running a slight fever when he invented his temperature scale?

He mixed ice and salt to get his low point of 0 degrees, and stuck his thermometer under his arm for the high point of 100 degrees.

Perhaps he was feverish with excitement! It was a big moment for science at the time.

Anyway, the SI unit is the degree Celsius (or Kelvin).

• The international standard is Celsius/Kelvin (both divisions of the same size, only one is zeroed on the freezing point of water and the other on absolute zero).

Fahrenheit/Rankine are the corresponding temperature units in the English system.

• Throughout the world (except for the U.S.), the Celsius scale is universally used for most temperature measuring purposes. The entire scientific world (the U.S. included) measures temperature in kelvins on the thermodynamic (absolute) temperature scale and in Celsius. Many engineering fields in the U.S., especially high-tech ones, also use the kelvin and Celsius scales. The bulk of the U.S. however, (its lay people, industry, meteorology, and government) relies upon the Fahrenheit scale. Other engineering fields in the U.S. also rely upon the Rankine scale when working in thermodynamic-related disciplines such as combustion.

• Kelvin

• Kelvin is the metric unit

• Celsius

• Celsius, only the USA uses Fahrenheit.