Unformatted text preview: So, there are fewer of these per one starting unit. Example: There are 0.001 kilograms in one gram. The prefixes below represent a quantity that is smaller than the starting unit. So, there are more of these per one starting unit. Example: There are 1,000 milligrams in a gram. deci d 1 decigram = 1 x 101 grams OR 1 gram = 1 x 10 1 decigrams centi c 1 centigram = 1 x 102 grams OR 1 gram = 1 x 10 2 centigrams milli m 1 milligram = 1 x 103 grams OR 1 gram = 1 x 10 3 milligrams micro μ 1 microgram = 1 x 106 grams OR 1 gram = 1 x 10 6 micrograms nano n 1 nanogram = 1 x 109 grams OR 1 gram = 1 x 10 9 nanograms pico p 1 picogram = 1 x 1012 grams OR 1 gram = 1 x 10 12 picograms femto f 1 femtogram = 1 x 1015 grams OR 1 gram = 1 x 10 15 femtograms atto a 1 attogram = 1 x 1018 grams OR 1 gram = 1 x 10 18 attograms...
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2011 for the course CHEM 101 taught by Professor Taracarpenter during the Fall '08 term at UMBC.
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