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Chemistry Practice Problems: Metric System & Conversions

[View the accompanying Lesson on the Metric System & Conversions here.] [Download the accompanying PDF worksheet.] Solve the following metric conversions: 1.  6.03 nm to pm 2.  84.70 ks to cs 3.  10.0 Tb to Mb 4.  5.71×102 mL to μL

Chemistry Lesson: The Metric System & Conversions

The Metric System The metric system was created by the French in the late 1700’s in response to the English system which, quite frankly, is fairly confusing in that it uses numerous different units and has no uniformity among conversions. … Read More

Chemistry Lesson: Unit Analysis (Unit Conversions, Dimensional Analysis)

Converting Units When we need to convert between units (for example, converting minutes to seconds) we use conversion factors. Conversion factors are a ratio that specify how one unit of measurement is related to another unit of measurement.  For example, … Read More