What are prefix multipliers? Give some examples.

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asked May 21, 2012 in General Chemistry by Gummmys ~Expert~ (1,105 points)
    

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Prefix multipliers are a form of scientific notation that is used to express very large or small quantities in a compact way.

For example, "kilo" = 1000, so a killogram is 1000 grams.

Similarly, "milli" = 0.001, so a milligram is 0.001 grams
answered May 23, 2012 by Roar3215 ~Expert~ (1,318 points)
selected May 23, 2012 by Gummmys



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