You COULD do, but the 324 is a better amp.
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741s run hot because they drink current.
BTW LM324 the better choice is a quad ( 4 in a dip ) op-amp IC
The lm324 uses 0.7ma for all four and can work down to a 3volt supply.
The lm741 uses 3ma to 15ma for each op-amp and needs a +-15volt supply.
Short answer is yes. As far as I can remember from my simiconductors class the chariceristics of both (for what you're wanting to do) are pretty much the same.