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Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:44 pm
by serenabirkhoff_1K
How do you convert to angstroms to other units and from other units to angstroms?

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:47 pm
by Mashkinadze_1D
Similar to any other unit, you would convert to the base unit and then continue to use conversion ratios from there. For example, we would convert nanometers to meters and then the meters to Angstroms. Hope this helps!

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:48 pm
by Sjeffrey_1C
Angstroms are equal to 10^−10 meter. Using this, you can convert angstroms to other units using 1meter/10^10 angstrom or vice versa. So if you covert angstroms to meters, you can easily convert meters to other units.

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:47 pm
by Chris Tai 1B
For an example of converting 50nm to Angstroms:

A good way to think about it is what was said before; you could also first convert nm to m and then convert that to Angstroms (easiest to conceptualize in my head).
So, 50nm = 50 x 10^-9 m
Since every Angstrom is 10^-10 m, we divide 50 x 10^-9 m / 10^-10 m.Angstrom^-1 = 5 Angstroms.

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:02 pm
by Mallika Chimpiri 3K
The conversion for Angstroms is 1 A = 10^-10 meters. Using this base conversion, you can convert to whatever desired unit.

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:08 pm
by SarahCoufal_1k
I think the best way to do conversions like this is to use dimensional analysis. nm to meters to angstroms. I think also be aware of what your answer looks like. For example, if you are going. from nm to angstroms thats going. from 10^-9 to 10^-10. An angstrom is smaller scale, and there are more angstroms in a nm so it will be bigger number. Same with angstroms to meter, a meter is a lot bigger unit, so it would be a very small number.

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:09 pm
by Brandon Valafar
Angstroms are only used for meters. Angstroms also equal 10e-10. The easiest way for me to convert other units to angstroms is by first converting whatever units the value is to meters (lets say nanometers to meters) and then applying the unit conversion of 10e-10 to that.

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:11 pm
by MTanikella_1K
The best way to approach a unit conversion question is convert the units given to an SI unit and then use dimensional analysis to get to the desired unit-- in this case, you can convert Angstroms to meters.

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:34 pm
by ABombino_2J
You need to use stoichiometry. (Unit A)(Unit B/Unit A). This will work for any unit so long as they are similar. For example: meters with millimeters or grams with kilograms.

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:18 pm
by Areena H 2K
The simplest way would be to convert from the units given to the base which would be meters and from meters to angstroms or if another unit is given such as pm concert to m then angstroms.

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:19 pm
by JTijerina_4A
When doing unit conversions it is helpful to think about setting up your fractions so that you are multiplying the given by what you are looking for divided by the conversion factor (the known that has the same units as the given). In the example of the angstrom, multiply the given amount in meters by (one angstrom divided by the amount of angstroms in a meter). This is an easy way to be sure that you are ending up with the correct units in the end.

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:24 pm
by AronCainBayot2K
To convert from angstrom to any other units you must first understand the scientific notation of each measurement. Knowing that information you should use dimensional analysis, in other words, you would be making conversions in which you are cancelling out terms to where the units you want are in the numerator of the last conversion, thus being the units of your final answer. For example, if you wanted to convert 5 angstrom to millimeters you would convert in this sequence: 5 angstrom*(10^-10m/1 angstrom)*(1mm/10-3m).

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:52 am
by serenabirkhoff_1K
Thank you all so much this helped a lot!!

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:36 pm
by emwoodc
you use conversion factors!

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:03 pm
by Mandeep Garcha 2H
It completely depends on what unit you are converting to/from but you would use a find the conversion for one unit, multiply your number by the conversion fraction, and cancel out the units.

Re: Unit conversion

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:20 pm
by Nathan Nakaguchi 1G
For conversions involving angstroms use the ratio: 10^-10m/Angstrom. For example 100pm*(10^-12m/pm)*(1Angstrom/10^-10m)= 100*10^-2 Angstroms.