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Units for Internal Energy

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:29 am
by veneziaramirez 3I
Does it matter which units to use for internal energy for our final answer. Is it kJ or J?

Re: Units for Internal Energy

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:19 am
by Priyanka Bhakta 1L
I believe that internal energy is usually represented in units of kJ.

Re: Units for Internal Energy

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:01 am
by Pooja Nair 1C
I think you can use either in your answers, but try and maintain the one in which information was given in the question. Typically, one is also more favorable in terms of sig figs, but either should be fine

Re: Units for Internal Energy

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:15 pm
by Emma Miltenberger 2I
As long as you are consistent, I do not believe it matters whether you use kj or j.

Re: Units for Internal Energy

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:07 pm
by AtreyiMitra2L
I think its preferable to use KJ but you could use either one

Re: Units for Internal Energy

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:07 am
by snehabhargava
It can be either one. Just depends on the problem.