Entropy units


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Vanessa Rojas 4F
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Entropy units

Postby Vanessa Rojas 4F » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:26 pm

For the units of entropy can we also use kJ/K?

rabiasumar2E
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Re: Entropy units

Postby rabiasumar2E » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:30 pm

I'm sure you can use kJ/K for entropy if it matches the units of everything else in the problem you are working on but the SI unit for entropy is K/J!

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Re: Entropy units

Postby Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:31 pm

Just make sure all the units match up/cancel out correctly.

Omar Selim 1D
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Re: Entropy units

Postby Omar Selim 1D » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:43 pm

As long as all the calculations are correct and the units match up then you can use either one. However, changing units constantly may result in accidental mix ups, so you should be fine as long as you stay consistent

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Re: Entropy units

Postby AronCainBayot2K » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:50 pm

Answer should be based on the units given in the problem. Joules can be represented in many units kJ, kg.m^2, s^-2, etc. Just identify what the question asks and have consistent units.


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