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Kenan Kherallah 2C
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Units

Postby Kenan Kherallah 2C » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:35 am

When we are calculating work with either constant pressure or not, do we always have to use units of atm? Can we use pascals or bar or should we convert?

Kristen Kim 2K
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Re: Units

Postby Kristen Kim 2K » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:40 am

I would just use atm for everything, especially because R constant units are (L*atm)/(K mol).

Elisa Bass 4L
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Re: Units

Postby Elisa Bass 4L » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:33 pm

It is important to know that there’s a slight difference between bars and atm (1.013 bar = 1 atm) but from the homework problems it seems rare that they give something in terms of bars and you need to convert to atm. Atm is also helpful because of the useful conversion 101.325 J/L*atm.

Karishma_1G
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Re: Units

Postby Karishma_1G » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:10 pm

I usually always try to use atm since the most common gas constant is in terms of atm. Additionally, you can use 101.325 J = 1 L x atm to convert between energy and pressure/volume.

Aleeque Marselian 1A
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Re: Units

Postby Aleeque Marselian 1A » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:57 pm

Try your best to use atm, since the gas constant (R) is in terms of atm.

KHuang1L
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Re: Units

Postby KHuang1L » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:55 pm

The formula sheet has unit conversion equations to get to J.

Megan_Ervin_1F
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Re: Units

Postby Megan_Ervin_1F » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:56 pm

Does anyone have a good summary of all the equations we should know? some of them aren't on the equation sheet...

Timothy_Yueh_4L
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Re: Units

Postby Timothy_Yueh_4L » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:37 pm

Best bet is to use atm for pressure but I'm sure the equation sheet will give us conversions between different pressure values.


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