## kJ/mol

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305421980
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### kJ/mol

I have a question regarding one of the post assessment questions (28b) from the atomic spectra module. In this problem, the units kJ/mol are used. In solving it, I just thought to use the kJ->J conversion but still ended up with the wrong answer. I'm not sure if I made just a calculation mistake or if I need to do something else to convert these units.

DMuth_1J
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### Re: kJ/mol

Are you making sure that your units are cohesive throughout the problem? For example, are you dividing KJ by J?

Rachel Yu 1I
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### Re: kJ/mol

The conversion is 1 kJ = 1000 J since kilo is 1000. If that's the conversion you used then you might have made a calculation error elsewhere.

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### Re: kJ/mol

305421980 wrote:I have a question regarding one of the post assessment questions (28b) from the atomic spectra module. In this problem, the units kJ/mol are used. In solving it, I just thought to use the kJ->J conversion but still ended up with the wrong answer. I'm not sure if I made just a calculation mistake or if I need to do something else to convert these units.

Should we always be converting kJ to J?

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### Re: kJ/mol

To the person who asked if you should always convert kJ to J, when you are using other values with units that involve J, yes you should 100% convert kJ to J. However, if it is your final answer, you would probably be fine leaving it either way.