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JacobHershenhouse3G
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Pressure Units

Postby JacobHershenhouse3G » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:36 pm

Hello, I'm just wondering if we should know all of the pressure unit conversions for the midterm/ if it will be given on the exam. Some of the homework problems include conversion steps so I'm not sure.

JiangJC Dis2K
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Re: Pressure Units

Postby JiangJC Dis2K » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:12 pm

i feel like as a general, the only one important to know is torr since that appears most frequently and some constants on the equations sheet are given also in torr. 760 torr=1atm.

Sophia Ding 1B
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Re: Pressure Units

Postby Sophia Ding 1B » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:11 pm

Are we always supposed to being the unit for atm in terms of calculations with pressure?

tierra parker 1J
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Re: Pressure Units

Postby tierra parker 1J » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:36 pm

Sophia Ding 1B wrote:Are we always supposed to being the unit for atm in terms of calculations with pressure?

i think it depends on which constants you use like if you use R = 0.08206 L atm/K mol then you use atm but they also give you R = 62.364 L Torr/K mol on the equation sheet

Julia Lee
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Re: Pressure Units

Postby Julia Lee » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:23 pm

Most of the time, they are provided on the constants and equations sheet. You can check the sheet on his website to see if it is on there. Usually the one on his website reflects what is given to us during the tests & midterms.

marisaimbroane1J
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Re: Pressure Units

Postby marisaimbroane1J » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:24 pm

There is a conversion to go from L*atm to Joules on the equation sheet, so when calculating work, you should try and get to atm in order to make the conversion to Joules. The constants/equations sheet is super helpful to look at before the test to know what you will be working with.

Calvin Patel 2H
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Re: Pressure Units

Postby Calvin Patel 2H » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:51 am

I think as long as you know the conversions between torr, bar, and atm, you'll be fine. Although I am not sure if he will give the values on the test or not.

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Re: Pressure Units

Postby Danny Elias Dis 1E » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:01 am

While the conversion for units of pressure were not included on the last test, four different values for the gas constant (R) were provided: one includes joules, one includes atm, one includes bar, and one includes Torr. So, if your calculation involves the ideal gas law at all, chances are any pressure units will cancel out.


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