Partial Pressure of gas

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Jina Kwon
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Partial Pressure of gas

Postby Jina Kwon » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:05 pm

What units do you use for partial pressure of gas?

Michael Nguyen 1E
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Re: Partial Pressure of gas

Postby Michael Nguyen 1E » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:09 pm

There are many units for pressure, and you should use the unit that is presented in the problem if possible. Otherwise, common units for pressure are: atmospheres (atm), torr, bar, and pascals (Pa). There may be more, but these are the common ones I think.

Ryan Chang 1C
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Re: Partial Pressure of gas

Postby Ryan Chang 1C » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:38 pm

Psi is another unit of pressure.

Matthew Tsai 2H
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Re: Partial Pressure of gas

Postby Matthew Tsai 2H » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:09 pm

There are several units for pressure, but as long as you stay consistent with the same unit, the Kp value should be the same.

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Re: Partial Pressure of gas

Postby KBELTRAMI_1E » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:57 pm

It really depends on the problem. If it's not given, then just don't use them.

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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Re: Partial Pressure of gas

Postby Lauren Tanaka 1A » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:24 pm

Whatever the units are given in the problem are the units you should probably use unless you are asked to convert it into another unit.


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