## Conversions for units in work function [ENDORSED]

Rucha Kulkarni 2A
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### Conversions for units in work function

So in some of the solved examples as well as homework questions, the work function is given as eV or keV, where it has to be converted to Joules.
Will the values for these conversions be given to us on the test, or do we need to know them?

Leanne Wong 1H
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### Re: Conversions for units in work function

Lavelle said in class that it would be given to us with the constant but my TA said that we should still know the conversion factors for future reference.

Brigitte Phung 1F
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### Re: Conversions for units in work function  [ENDORSED]

I also remember Lavelle saying he will give us the conversion factors when the values are in units we do not use as often! But to be safe, it always helps to remember the conversion factors. Here they are for eV and keV: 1 eV = 1.602 x 10^-19 J and 1 keV = 1.602 x 10^-16 J.