Units of time


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Leonardo Le Merle 1D
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Units of time

Postby Leonardo Le Merle 1D » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:36 am

Is rate always expressed with seconds as the measurement of time? Or could a rate law be expressed in M/hr?

Brianna Becerra 1B
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Re: Units of time

Postby Brianna Becerra 1B » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:43 am

Something I have noticed is that in some problems, they will give you a number to be plugged in which may already have a unit of time to it. If this is so, then this dictates what unit of time will be the outcome, or you could convert the number given to match a desired one.

Long Luong 2H
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Re: Units of time

Postby Long Luong 2H » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:45 am

I'd imagine you could use other units of time. Personally, I would stay uniform to the units used in the problem or whatever's specified.

Rodrigo2J
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Re: Units of time

Postby Rodrigo2J » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:47 am

It is possible to use units of time that are not seconds. I think we use second in general as a benchmark.

Tanmay Singhal 1H
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Re: Units of time

Postby Tanmay Singhal 1H » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:49 am

through dimensional analysis you can use any units you would like

Daniela Shatzki 2E
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Re: Units of time

Postby Daniela Shatzki 2E » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:13 pm

I think you can use hours, it just depends on what the question is asking for.


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