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unit of entropy

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:20 pm
by Ishita Monga 1B
What is the unit for entropy?

Re: unit of entropy

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:22 pm
by SitharaMenon2B
The units are usually listed as Joules per Kelvin (J.K-1)

Re: unit of entropy

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:22 pm
by Amanda Mac 1C
The units are Joules per Kelvin (J/K).

Re: unit of entropy

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:08 am
by Brigitte Phung 1F
The units end up being J/K as kB = 1.381 x 10^-23 J.K^-1 and also ΔS = nRln(V2/V1) cancels out into J.K^-1.

Re: unit of entropy

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:58 am
by Jennie Fox 1D
Joules per Kelvin (J/K)

Re: unit of entropy

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:45 am
by Sarah 2F
(j/k)

Re: unit of entropy

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:26 pm
by Sarah Sharma 2J
When completing the math, usually the way the problem is set up will allow for the units to cancel out to being J/K (joules per kelvin), this can be used as another way of testing if the problem is correct!

Re: unit of entropy

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:34 pm
by Lily Guo 1D
The units are J/K (Joules per Kelvin)!

Re: unit of entropy

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:52 pm
by Adrian Lim 1G
The units are J/K, but if you forget, it could be helpful to write out the units and then see which cancel and what you're left with.

Re: unit of entropy

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:52 am
by Arshpreet Sandhu 1B
J/K or J x K^-1

Re: unit of entropy

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:06 pm
by Amy Zheng 2l
J/K

Re: unit of entropy

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:54 pm
by Maria1E
The units are Joules per Kelvin, or J/K.