## Using R

Ariel Cheng 2I
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### Using R

How do I know which R to use and when? Thanks.

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### Re: Using R

I usually check the units of the other terms in the equation to determine which value of R I need to use

Tessa Lawler 1A
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### Re: Using R

Units! Check the units the given values are using.

Michelle Nwufo 2G
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### Re: Using R

Are we required to memorize all the different values of r?

Alma Flores 1D
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### Re: Using R

All the different values for R should be on the constants and equations sheet provided.

jessicahe4Elavelle
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### Re: Using R

All the values of R are in the equation sheet provided to us. To see which R to use, you should check the units, specifically if it uses atm or joules or Torr.

Rehan Chinoy 1K
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### Re: Using R

As stated above, on the midterm we will be provided with the formula sheet with the R gas constant in different forms due to different units. You just have to select the correct one based on the units of the given values.

105085381
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### Re: Using R

So we know which form of R to use based off of the formula sheet provided to us? Can someone clairfy the possible unit values (atm or joules or Torr) per form of R?

Sarah Zhao 4C
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### Re: Using R

We know which R to use based off what pressure unit is being used in the problem

PranitKumaran1F
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### Re: Using R

R=8.314 J mol-1 K-1 is used more for solving for an energy value while R = .08206 L atm mol-1 K-1 is for when solving for either pressure or volume of a gas.

Shibhon_Shepard
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### Re: Using R

You usually use R=8.314 , but the other values for R are given on the equation sheet.