Sections
SI Units
Metric Prefixes
Chemical Concentrations
Volumetric Analysis
Volumetric Titrations

Metric Prefixes serve as labels for common base units. 

Metric Prefix Multipliers

Concept #1: Metric Prefixes can change small or large, inconvenient numbers into manageable ones. 

Whenever using the metric prefix chart, remember that “1” is associated with the metric prefix. 

Example #1: It is safe to assume that all dilute aqueous solutions have a density near 1.00 g/mL . If a solution is 2.50 ppt express the concentration in the following units.

pg/dL

 

Practice: Based on the above example convert 5.71 ppb into the units presented below.  

kg/μL