Units

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

gabbym
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:00 am

Units

Postby gabbym » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:42 pm

If we don't carry every unit through our work, will we get marked down even if we have the correct units with the answer? For example if we didn't write down g/moles when converting grams to moles, will we get a point taken off?

Elena Maneffa 1E
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:27 am
Been upvoted: 1 time

Re: Units

Postby Elena Maneffa 1E » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:08 pm

I don't know if points will be taken off, but I would try to include units as much as possible just in case. We are supposed to show work, so this might contribute to that.

Pooja Sheladiya 1L
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:19 am

Re: Units

Postby Pooja Sheladiya 1L » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:25 pm

You don't have to put units throughout your work as long as you have the correct units at the end, but including the units can help you if a TA is correcting your work then you can get partial credit if you didn't have the correct units at the end.

Alicia Gibbons 1B
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:17 am

Re: Units

Postby Alicia Gibbons 1B » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:31 pm

Even if you don't have to use units throughout your work, including them can definitely help. Carrying units throughout will let you see what cancels out and will let you know what units your final answer should be.

Javier_Ochoa_DIS_3J
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:23 am

Re: Units

Postby Javier_Ochoa_DIS_3J » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:31 pm

I'd also recommend putting the units as if it comes to partial credit for a question it might help who ever is grading it see what and where you went wrong. It could possibly improve your chances of getting more credit for a problem that would not have gotten it otherwise.

KatelinTanjuaquio 1L
Posts: 69
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:16 am
Been upvoted: 1 time

Re: Units

Postby KatelinTanjuaquio 1L » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:37 pm

I'm not sure if points will be taken down but, personally, it helps me make sure that I am not using incorrect units in a given area. Also, I do believe we get partial credit in places and I think that having units all the way through would ensure you get all the points you deserve.

Jessica Pham_4B
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:00 am

Re: Units

Postby Jessica Pham_4B » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:07 am

I'm pretty sure you get docked points, cause putting down units during conversion counts as showing your work I believe. You might as well put it to be safe?

Nadeen 3D
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:26 am

Re: Units

Postby Nadeen 3D » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:45 am

I heard that if you miss some units you will be marked down because you should be originally adding them anyways when solving the problem.

sarahartzell1k
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:17 am

Re: Units

Postby sarahartzell1k » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:24 am

I am not sure about points but it is a good idea to write the units in your work just in case and so you know what the correct units should be at the end for your answer


Return to “SI Units, Unit Conversions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest