Coulomb Unit

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Coulomb Unit

Postby AGaeta_2C » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:17 pm

Can somebody briefly explain once more why we don't use the units "J/mol" of electrons to represent work, rather we use "J/C"?

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Re: Coulomb Unit

Postby Connor Chappell 2B » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:22 pm

J/C is used to indicate the potential difference because a Columb is defined as the amount of charge in 6.24x10^18 electrons. Therefore, the potential difference is defined as the energy transferred between two compounds per Coulomb of charge.

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Re: Coulomb Unit

Postby JChen_2I » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:27 pm

One coulomb is the amount of electrical charge in 6.24*10^18 electrons. Coulomb is just a convenient unit that allows for the volt unit to be equal to 1J/C.

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