A list of the si prefixes is given in table 13 these

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Unformatted text preview: es is given in Table 1.3. These prefixes will be used throughout your study of chemistry. Note that in the SI the same prefix can be applied to any base unit or derived unit. Thus the prefix m illi can be used to describe a unit that is 1/1000 of a gram, or 1/1000 of a meter, or 1/1000 of any SI unit. 1 milligram = 1/1000 gram 1 millimeter = 1/1000 meter 1 millisecond = 1/1000 second Conversions from base units to units with prefixes will be illustrated in the section called the factor-label method. Table 1.3 Prefixes Used in the SI ____________________________________________________________ Prefix Symbol Meaning ____________________________________________________________ tera T 1,000,000,000,000 or 1012 giga G 1,000,000,000 or 109 mega M 1,000,000 or 106 kilo k 1,000 or 103 deci d 0.1 or 10–1 centi c 0.01 or 10–2 milli m 0.001 or 10–3 micro µ 0.000 001 or 10–6 nano n 0.000 000 001 or 10–9 pico p 0.000 000 000 001 or 10–12 _____________________________________________________________ Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 6 / Chemistry: The Study of Change Mass and Weight. Mass is a pr...
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