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Chemistry for Engineering Students

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Lawrence S. Brown + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337398909

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Lawrence S. Brown + 1 other
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ISBN: 9781337398909
Chapter 1, Problem 5CO
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Use appropriate techniques to convert measurements from one unit to another.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Appropriate techniques should be indicated to convert measurements from one unit to the other.

Concept introduction:

  • Units are used in measuring physical quantities. In 1960, a standard unit system for measurement was introduced and was accepted by the whole world.
  • Getting all the measurements by main SI base units (fundamental units and derived units) is difficult due to very high or very low magnitude of the values. Therefore, prefixes are used for the main units and the conversions between them is required when dealing with the units in practical applications.

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Application 1

When we are dealing with the experiments some values have large values as well as some have very small values. So, we have to deal with wide range of values. There is an international way to deal with these numerous values. A flexible way has been established where units are carefully defined, and these units are combined with prefixes that represent the power of ten.

When we deal with some experimental data, different measurements are given in different units. If we want to take a final result, sometimes we should convert all of them into one unit. To do this, these prefixes are important.

  • To convert a value given in’Kilo metre’ to ’metres’ we should multiply our measurement by ten to the power three (103)...

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