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Units for final answers on midterm

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:03 pm
by Rika Jitosho 2E
Does anyone know if we lose points for giving our final answer in units of kJ rather than J if when converted, they equal the same value? For instance, in the Practice Midterm from Winter 2013, Q4A shows a point breakdown of "-1pt for lack of conversion to J". Since the question didn't explicitly say to provide the answer in J, how do we know which unit to write our final answer in? Would we still earn credit if our answer was correct, but given in kJ? Thank you!

Re: Units for final answers on midterm

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:46 pm
by Chem_Mod
You would earn credit, just not full credit. If it didn't explicitly ask for your answer in joules in the question, you could argue for points back. Also, were the units given in the question in joules?

Re: Units for final answers on midterm

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:04 am
by Rika Jitosho 2E
Chem_Mod wrote:You would earn credit, just not full credit. If it didn't explicitly ask for your answer in joules in the question, you could argue for points back. Also, were the units given in the question in joules?

The question doesn't include any units in joules, so would this affect your response? Thank you!