Question
Asked Feb 3, 2020
1 views

the fundamental SI unit of length is the meter. however we often deal with larger or smallr lengths or distances for whcihles multipules or fractions of the fundamental unit are more useful. for each of the folloiwng situations suggest what fraction or multipule of the meter might be appropriate measurement. (explain for each)

a. the distance between chicago and saint louis 

b. the size fo your bedroom

c. the dimensions of this textbook

d. the thickness of hair

check_circle

Expert Answer

Step 1

a). the distance between Chicago and Saint Louis

Metric system is defined as in which chemistry and physical quantities like weights, length and temperature etc. measured in the international system units.

Some common unit of metric system are as follows:

  1. Unit of length is meter (m).
  2. Unit of volume is Liter (L).
  3. Units of mass is gram (g) and kilogram (kg).
  4. Unit of temperature is degree Celsius (°C).
  5. Unit of time is second (s).
Step 2

The distance between Chicago and Saint Louis is very large which is generally measured in kilometre, which is 1000 multiple of meter that is kilometres.

In the metric system, smaller or larger measurements denoted by prefixes with their abbreviation and meaning given as follows:

Chemistry homework question answer, step 2, image 1
fullscreen
Step 3

b). the size of your bedroom

Metric system is defined as in which chemistry and physical quantities like weights, length and temperature etc. measured in the international system units.

Some common unit of metric system are as follows:

  1. Unit of length...

Want to see the full answer?

See Solution

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Solutions are written by subject experts who are available 24/7. Questions are typically answered within 1 hour.*

See Solution
*Response times may vary by subject and question.
Tagged in

Science

Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Related Chemistry Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by student like you
Show more Q&A
add
question_answer

Q: Knowing the approximate pKa values above will help in answering this question. 3. pH = 3.0 Which for...

A: pKa value is more less acidic nature.  In generally anion less pKa value that means basic nature. So...

question_answer

Q: When ethane, C2H6, reacts with chlorine, Cl2, the main product is C2H5Cl, but other products contain...

A: The required reaction is given below.

question_answer

Q: A compound consisting of B, N, and H undergoes elemental analysis. The % composition by mass is foun...

A: Given,Percent of B in the compound = 40.28 %Percent of N in the compound = 52.20 %Percent of H in th...

question_answer

Q: Calculate the molality of each of the following solutions:    (a) 20.2 g of sucrose (C12H22O11) in 2...

A: (a)The molality of the 20.2g of sucrose in 259g of water is calculated as

question_answer

Q: Is maleic acid polar or nonpolar?

A: Yes, it is a polar.

question_answer

Q: The liquid 1-decanol has a density of 0.830 g/mL at 20.0°C. If a 143 gram sample of this compound is...

A: Given,Density of 1-decanol = 0.830 g/mLMass of 1-decanol = 143 gThe volume of the liquid can be calc...

question_answer

Q: If the concentration of mercury in the water of a polluted lake is 0.350  μg (micrograms) per liter ...

A: Given information:Surface area is 15.0 square milesDepth is 35 feetConcentration of mercury is 0.350...

question_answer

Q: Iridium crystallizes in a face-centered cubic unit cell that has an edge length of 3.833 Å. Calcu...

A: Click to see the answer

question_answer

Q: The unit of volume in the metric system is the liter which consists of 1000 milliliters. How many li...

A: Liters and millilitres are the most common units of volume.(a)The volume equal to a gallon of gasoli...