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Using "Degrees Kelvin"

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There is no "Kelvin degree", just a unit, "kelvin", because, unlike the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales, the Kelvin scale actually measures the amount of temperature (proportional to the average amount of energy of the particles in a substance). While there exist negative values of temperature in the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales, 0 kelvins is the lowest possible temperature, representing no temperature, a theoretical state known as "absolute zero."

Additional Note: Although Kelvin is a proper name, "kelvin" as a unit should not be capitalized, as in "300 kelvins".

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