Unit Conversions Problem Set (Answers)
This problem set was developed by S.E. Van Bramer for Chemistry 145 at Widener University.
Solve the following problems using a calculator and then check your solution with the computer by using Convert-it. You can find detailed tables of conversion factors in the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics and on the World Wide Web.
- How many miles is a 10 kilometer running race?
- How many kilometers is a marathon (26.2 miles)?
- The temperature of Liquid Helium is 4 K, express this in degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit.
- The temperature of Liquid Nitrogen is 100 K, express this in degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit
- The temperature of dry ice is -56.5° Celcius, express this in kelvins and degrees Fahrenheit
- Human body temperature is 98.6° Fahrenheit, express this in degrees Celsius and kelvins
- The Exxon Valdez spilled about 1 billion gallons of oil, how many liters is this?
3.8 x 109 l
- The volume of a milk carton is 1/2 gallon. How many liters and milliliters is this?
- The volume of the milk used for school lunch is 1/2 pint. How many liters and milliliters is this?
- The distance to the moon is 238,855 miles. How many meters is this?
3.84401 x 108 m
- The distance from your nose to your fingertips with your arm stretched out is about 1 yard. How many meters is this? How many cm? How many mm?
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