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Matter and Measurements

Metric Prefixes

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Metric Prefixes are “labels” that can be placed in front of base units. 

Metric Prefix Multipliers

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Metric Prefixes Example 1

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Which quantity in the following pair is smaller?

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Use the prefix multipliers to express each measurement without any exponents.

a) 32 x 10-13 L

b) 7.3 x 106

c) 18.5 x 1011 s

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Use scientific notation to express each quantity with only the base unit. 

a) 83 µm

b) 193 kg

c) 2.7 mmol

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If a room has a volume of 1.15 x 108 cm3, what is the volume in km3?