A Conversation for Temperature Scales


Post 1

Gladly, the cross-eyed bear

Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumer was a contemporary of Celsius and developed a scale of temperature with 0 as the triple point of water and 80 as the boiling point. I'm not sure why.

smiley - scientist


Post 2


Good to hear of the old boy again but wasn't it Réaumur?


Post 3

Gladly, the cross-eyed bear

You are absolutely correct, (plus there probably should be a couple in Réné) but I couldn’t work out how to get the accent. (I can now).

smiley - winkeyesmiley - scientist


Post 4


I seem to remember having a similar conversation in Peer Review - I decided to leave this particular scale out of the entry just because it was no-longer used

(Ok, I'll be honest, if I'd included this scale I'd have had to research the other 20 or 30 odd scales that have been used over the last couple of hundred years smiley - yikes)

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