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# How to convert electron volts to volts

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## How to convert electron volts to volts

Electron-volts (eV) and volts (V) are both units of electrical potential difference, but electron volts are much smaller than volts. One electron-volt is equal to 1.602176634 x 10^-19 joules, which is the energy gained by an electron when it passes through an electrical potential difference of 1 volt.

Therefore, to convert electron volts to volts, we need to divide the number of electron volts by the conversion factor (1.602176634 x 10^-19).

For example, to convert 10 electron volts to volts:

10 eV ÷ (1.602176634 x 10^-19) = 6.24150912 x 10^18 V

So, 10 electron volts is equivalent to approximately 6.24 x 10^18 volts.

It is important to note that while electron volts are commonly used in subatomic physics, volts are the standard unit of electrical potential difference in most applications.

### What is an electron volt?

An electron volt (eV) is a unit of energy that is used in subatomic physics to describe the energy gained or lost by an electron when it moves through an electrical potential difference. It is equal to the energy gained by an electron when it passes through a potential difference of 1 volt. The energy gained is directly proportional to the potential difference. Hence, 1 electron volt is equal to 1.602176634 x 10^-19 joules, which is a very small unit of energy.

Electron volts are commonly used to describe the energy levels of electrons in an atom, the energies of particles in particle accelerators, and the energies of gamma rays. They are also used in high-energy physics to describe the energies of subatomic particles such as electrons, protons, and neutrons.