Here you can convert the Temperature Unit Fahrenheit into the unit Celsius and vice versa you can convert Celsius into Fahrenheit. By clicking the "Swap units" icon, you will always obtain the desired conversion in the calculation result, i.e., °F to °C or °C to °F. With the following calculator you can also calculate any other Temperature Unit.
Info about "Fahrenheit"
In the USA, the Fahrenheit scale with the unit degree Fahrenheit (°F) is still very common. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was a German physicist who developed his temperature scale in 1714. Fahrenheit used, as the zero point of his scale, the lowest temperature he could produce with a mixture of ice, water and ammonia. This was -17.8 degrees Celsius, which he defined as the zero point of his scale, i.e., 0 degree Fahrenheit.
As a second and third fixed point, Fahrenheit defined the freezing point of normal water at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and the body temperature of a healthy person at 96 degrees Fahrenheit. In conjunction with the improved accuracy of measurements in the 19th century and the conversion method to todays Kelvin and Celsius degrees, the current fixed points of the Fahrenheit scale are at the freezing point (32 degrees Fahrenheit) and the boiling point of water (212 degrees Fahrenheit). With Celsius and Kelvin, there are 100 degrees, i.e., 100 scales, between the freezing point and the boiling point of water, whereas with Fahrenheit, there are 212 − 32 = 180 scales. Therefore, the conversion from Fahrenheit to, e.g., Celsius is done on the one hand via the shift of 32 degrees at the freezing point of water and on the other hand via the number of individual scale marks, i.e., the division into 180 instead of 100 degrees up to the boiling point of water. Thus, the Conversion formula for Celsius to Fahrenheit is as follows:
°F = °C × 1.8 + 32
The Fahrenheit scale is only officially used in the USA and its outlying areas, including Belize, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands.
Info about "Celsius"
The common unit for temperature in German-speaking countries is measured in degree Celsius (°C). Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, mathematician and physicist, defined this temperature division named after him, degree Celsius, in the 18th century.
He chose the melting point and boiling point of water as fixed points for the temperature scale and divided the change in volume of mercury between these points into 100 equal parts. So today we are used to water freezing at 0 degree Celsius and water boiling at 100 degrees Celsius. And to measure the temperature, mercury thermometers are often still in use.
Celsius thus forms a so-called empirical temperature scale, i.e., an arbitrary determination of the magnitude of the temperature by indicating the temperature in relation to a reference value. For degree Celsius, the arbitrary determination, as described, is between 0 degree and 100 degrees, depending on the aggregate state of the water.
While Kelvin is the base unit for temperature in the international system of units SI (Système international d'unités), degree Celsius (°C) is an officially derived SI unit. As a derived SI unit, the degree Celsius (°C) is officially approved in many European countries, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Basis for conversion Fahrenheit (°F) to Celsius (°C) and vice versa
The abbreviation for the "Temperature Unit Fahrenheit" is °F. The abbreviation for the "Temperature Unit Celsius" is °C.
Formula for the conversion of Fahrenheit (°F) to Celsius (°C) and vice versa
The calculation from Fahrenheit to Celsius shall be made using the following conversion formula:
Conversion formula Fahrenheit to Celsius |
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Determine the number of Celsius from Fahrenheit °C = (°F - 32) / 1.8 |
Formula for the conversion of Celsius (°C) to Fahrenheit (°F)
The calculation from Celsius to Fahrenheit shall be made using the following conversion formula:
Conversion formula Celsius to Fahrenheit |
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Determine the number of Fahrenheit from Celsius °F = (°C) * 1.8 + 32 |
Overview table : How many Fahrenheit are in a Celsius ?
Fahrenheit °F ⇒ Celsius °C |
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0.01 °F are -17.7722 °C |
0.02 °F are -17.7667 °C |
0.03 °F are -17.7611 °C |
0.04 °F are -17.7556 °C |
0.05 °F are -17.75 °C |
0.06 °F are -17.7444 °C |
0.07 °F are -17.7389 °C |
0.08 °F are -17.7333 °C |
0.09 °F are -17.7278 °C |
0.10 °F are -17.7222 °C |
0.20 °F are -17.6667 °C |
0.30 °F are -17.6111 °C |
0.40 °F are -17.5556 °C |
0.50 °F are -17.5 °C |
0.60 °F are -17.4444 °C |
0.70 °F are -17.3889 °C |
0.80 °F are -17.3333 °C |
0.90 °F are -17.2778 °C |
1 °F corresponds to -17.2222 °C |
2 °F are -16.6667 °C |
3 °F are -16.1111 °C |
4 °F are -15.5556 °C |
5 °F are -15 °C |
6 °F are -14.4444 °C |
7 °F are -13.8889 °C |
8 °F are -13.3333 °C |
9 °F are -12.7778 °C |
10 °F are -12.2222 °C |
20 °F are -6.6667 °C |
30 °F are -1.1111 °C |
40 °F are 4.4444 °C |
50 °F are 10 °C |
60 °F are 15.5556 °C |
70 °F are 21.1111 °C |
80 °F are 26.6667 °C |
90 °F are 32.2222 °C |
100 °F are 37.7778 °C |
200 °F are 93.3333 °C |
300 °F are 148.8889 °C |
400 °F are 204.4444 °C |
500 °F are 260 °C |
600 °F are 315.5556 °C |
700 °F are 371.1111 °C |
800 °F are 426.6667 °C |
900 °F are 482.2222 °C |
1 000 °F are 537.7778 °C |
Overview table : How many Celsius are in a Fahrenheit ?
Celsius °C ⇒ Fahrenheit °F |
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0.01 °C are 32.018 °F |
0.02 °C are 32.036 °F |
0.03 °C are 32.054 °F |
0.04 °C are 32.072 °F |
0.05 °C are 32.09 °F |
0.06 °C are 32.108 °F |
0.07 °C are 32.126 °F |
0.08 °C are 32.144 °F |
0.09 °C are 32.162 °F |
0.10 °C are 32.18 °F |
0.20 °C are 32.36 °F |
0.30 °C are 32.54 °F |
0.40 °C are 32.72 °F |
0.50 °C are 32.9 °F |
0.60 °C are 33.08 °F |
0.70 °C are 33.26 °F |
0.80 °C are 33.44 °F |
0.90 °C are 33.62 °F |
1 °C corresponds to 33.8 °F |
2 °C are 35.6 °F |
3 °C are 37.4 °F |
4 °C are 39.2 °F |
5 °C are 41 °F |
6 °C are 42.8 °F |
7 °C are 44.6 °F |
8 °C are 46.4 °F |
9 °C are 48.2 °F |
10 °C are 50 °F |
20 °C are 68 °F |
30 °C are 86 °F |
40 °C are 104 °F |
50 °C are 122 °F |
60 °C are 140 °F |
70 °C are 158 °F |
80 °C are 176 °F |
90 °C are 194 °F |
100 °C are 212 °F |
200 °C are 392 °F |
300 °C are 572 °F |
400 °C are 752 °F |
500 °C are 932 °F |
600 °C are 1112 °F |
700 °C are 1292 °F |
800 °C are 1472 °F |
900 °C are 1652 °F |
1 000 °C are 1832 °F |
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This page of the 'Temperatures' category was last edited or reviewed by Michael Mühl on February 20, 2023. It corresponds to the current status.
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