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Write the conversion factors that would be necessary to perform each of the following conversions:

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  • an energy given in calories to its equivalent in joules
  • an energy given in joules to its equivalent in calories
  • an energy given in calories lo its equivalent in kilocalories
  • an energy given in kilojoules to its equivalent in joules
  • Interpretation Introduction

    (a)

    Interpretation:

    The conversion factor should be written to perform the given conversion.

    An energy given in calories to its equivalent in joules.

    Concept Introduction:

    A conversion factor is a numerical ratio which is used to show a measurement in one unit as another unit. It is always equal to 1.

    Explanation

    The given conversion is: conversion of calories to joules.

    1 calorie is equal to the 4.184 joule

    1 cal = 4.184 J

    Thus, conversion factor is given by:

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    Interpretation Introduction

    (b)

    Interpretation:

    The conversion factor should be written to perform the given conversion.

    An energy given in joules to its equivalent in calories.

    Concept Introduction:

    A conversion factor is a numerical ratio which is used to show a measurement in one unit as another unit. It is always equal to 1.

    Interpretation Introduction

    (c)

    Interpretation:

    The conversion factor should be written to perform the given conversion.

    An energy given in calories to its equivalent in kilocalories.

    Concept Introduction:

    A conversion factor is a numerical ratio which is used to show a measurement in one unit as another unit. It is always equal to 1.

    Interpretation Introduction

    (d)

    Interpretation:

    The conversion factor should be written to perform the given conversion.

    An energy given in kilojoules to its equivalent in joules.

    Concept Introduction:

    A conversion factor is a numerical ratio which is used to show a measurement in one unit as another unit. It is always equal to 1.

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