mmol vs mol

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mmol vs mol

Postby Hai-Lin Yeh 1J » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:45 pm

Does it matter whether our answer is given in mmol or mol? Because for example, in the 6th edition, problem 17, the rate constant and rate answers are given in mmol whereas in problem 19, the rate constant and rate answers are given in mol. Will we get marked off if we give either on the final?

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Re: mmol vs mol

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:46 pm

No as long as your conversion is correct!

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Re: mmol vs mol

Postby Destiny Diaz 4D » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:17 am

as long as your conversions are correct and you give the answer in the correct units (if explicitly asked) then that is the only time it really matters

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Re: mmol vs mol

Postby Marina Gollas 1A » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:23 am

Yeah it matters which one you use depending on the question you are trying to solve, since if the question asks for mmol, then use mmol, and vice versa. They should hopefully let you know in the question towards which units to use, since either they'll be provided, or it'll be specifically asked. :)

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Re: mmol vs mol

Postby Lynsea_Southwick_2K » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:02 am

If conversions are correct you should be fine, but I would keep in mind what units the problem gives.

Diana Bibireata 1B
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Re: mmol vs mol

Postby Diana Bibireata 1B » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:27 am

If the problem does not specify what units your answer should be in then it doesn't matter which one you use.

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Re: mmol vs mol

Postby Jack Hewitt 2H » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:27 pm

As long as the conversion is correct it should not matter. However, the best practice may be to give your answer in the units that were stated in the question.


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