Gas Constant, R

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torialmquist1F
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Gas Constant, R

Postby torialmquist1F » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:43 pm

Will we ever need to use one of the other gas constants given on the constants/equations sheet for the midterm or only the 8.314 one?

Nishma Chakraborty 1J
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Re: Gas Constant, R

Postby Nishma Chakraborty 1J » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:47 pm

I don't know for sure, but I've used 8.314 J/(molK) for the most part this quarter. However, some practice problems have used the 0.08206 (L*atm)/(molK), so honestly I'd check to see if my units cancel just to be safe. Hope this helps!

Nickolas Manipud 1C
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Re: Gas Constant, R

Postby Nickolas Manipud 1C » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:47 pm

Some problems from the homework required using 8.206 x 10^-2

Justin Chang 2K
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Re: Gas Constant, R

Postby Justin Chang 2K » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:10 pm

I agree, always make sure that you check your units of everything else before deciding what value of R to use.

Chris Lamb 1G
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Re: Gas Constant, R

Postby Chris Lamb 1G » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:49 pm

These values are all equivalent, they are just in different units. Depending on the units of the given information, these other values can be very helpful.

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Re: Gas Constant, R

Postby LMendoza 2I » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:21 pm

It depends on the formula you use and the units within the formula you use and values you are given.

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Re: Gas Constant, R

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:36 pm

We often use 0.0821 when calulating with PV = nrT. For the others, it is possible I suppose.


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