# 500 Fahrenheit to Celsius

How to convert 500 degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius?

500°F = 260°C

Calculation:
(TF-32)*5/9 = TC
(500-32)*5/9 = 260

Take off 32 of 500. Then multiply this by five and divide it by nine.

You can find a detailed explanation of the calculation here.

## 500°F: The Temperature at Which Some Metals Approach Their Melting Point

At 500 degrees Fahrenheit, a number of metals will start to glow red and approach their melting point. This includes aluminum, which has a melting point of approximately 1220°F (660°C), copper, with a melting point of 1981°F (1083°C), iron, with a melting point of 2800°F (1538°C), and stainless steel, with a melting point of 2500°F (1371°C). Other metals, such as gold and silver, have higher melting points and would not start to glow until they reach higher temperatures.

It is important to note that these temperatures are only rough estimates and can vary depending on the type and composition of the metal. The specific temperature at which a metal will start to glow red and approach its melting point will also depend on the type of furnace or heat source being used.