**Full name:** electronvolt

**Plural form:** electronvolts

**Symbol:** eV

**Alternate spelling:** electron volts

**Category type:** energy

**Scale factor:** 1.6021773E-19

The SI derived unit for energy is the joule.

1 joule is equal to 6.2415064799632E+18 electron volts.

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In physics, the electron volt (eV) is a unit of energy. By definition, it is equal to the amount of kinetic energy gained by a single unbound electron when it accelerates through an electrostatic potential difference of one volt.

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