## Ideal gas constant R

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Maayan Epstein 14B
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### Ideal gas constant R

When do I plug in the ideal gas constant, R, as 0.0825, and when do I plug it in as 8.314?
Not sure when to use which!

Charles Hood Disc 1C
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### Re: Ideal gas constant R

Look at the units you are dealing with, the constants have different units. So if you don't know try looking at what units you are using and comparing them to the units of the gas constants.

Heesu_Kim_1F
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### Re: Ideal gas constant R

I think it just depends on which units you are working with: R = 0.08206 L x atm x K^-1 x mol ^-1 and R = 8.314 J x K^-1 x mol^-1.

Jake Gordon 1A
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### Re: Ideal gas constant R

The units for the small constant given above are atm L per mol K and the other constant is J per mol K, since the mol K in the denominator is consistent, it depends on whether you are using pressure and volume( atm and L) or energy (J or kJ) in the overall mathematic expression.

Maayan Epstein 14B
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### Re: Ideal gas constant R

Thank you for the responses!

Tony Chung 2I
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### Re: Ideal gas constant R

That depends on the units that you are given and are working with.

Carine Tamamian 2B
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### Re: Ideal gas constant R

Depends on the units! L or J

jocelyntzeng
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### Re: Ideal gas constant R

just look at the units and see which one to use

Mark 1D
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### Re: Ideal gas constant R

depends on the units in the question

Jacqueline Duong 1H
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### Re: Ideal gas constant R

Yeah, it depends on the question and what units you would need to be able to cancel out

Callum Guo 1H
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### Re: Ideal gas constant R

It depends if the pressure given is in atm or pascals

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