General Rate Question

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Kelsey Jug 1J
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General Rate Question

Postby Kelsey Jug 1J » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:10 pm

When solving homework problems, are we only suppose to be finding rates in (mol)/(L*s) or are we allowed to also express it in (mmol)/(L*s) depending on the units given in the problem? More specifically, on a quiz or test, will we be marked off for using mmol instead of mol?

ssoroush 2B
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Re: General Rate Question

Postby ssoroush 2B » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:46 pm

You should answer using the units that are used in the question unless told otherwise.

Annie Zhang_ 3C
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Re: General Rate Question

Postby Annie Zhang_ 3C » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:39 pm

I would think that using different metric prefixes doesn't really make a difference (as long as in the end, it is correctly stated) but if the question uses different units (ex atm vs pascals, kelvins vs celsius) I agree that you ought to give the answer in the same units as you started with in the question prompt.

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