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Gen, Org, Bio Chem

Chapter 2.1-2.4/Measurement & the metric system

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Measurement: definition of Determination of the dimensions, quantity, or extent of something.
What two Parts do all measurements consist of? 1.A numerical value2. A unit
What does the numerical value do? Gives the extent of the measurement
What is a Unit? Gives type of measurement, as well as whether the measurement is a volume, a mass a length etc.
What type of measurement is useless? A measurement without a unit.
What are the two basic unit systems that are used today? 1. English System2. metric
What is the base unit of length? meter
what is the base unit of mass? Gram
What is centi? means .01or 10 to the -2represented by c
What is deci means .1or 10 to the -1represents d
what is milli means.001or 10 to the -3represents m
what is micro means .000001or 10 to the -6represents the m looks like a extended u
what is a nano .000000001or 10 to the -9represents n
what is pico .000000000001or 10 to the -12represents p
what is femto .000000000000001or 10 to the -15represents f
what is kilo 1,000or 10 to the 3represents k
what is mega 1,000,000or 10 to the 6represents M
what is giga 1,000,000,000or 10 to the power of 9 represents G
what is the scientific notation meaning one 10 to the 0
Created by: redssunshyne