What is a derived unit? Give an example.

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

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A derived unit is a combination of other units, in other words its a "secondary unit".

density is a derived unit, because

density = mass / volume  

so its units are g/mL

answered May 23, 2012 by Roar3215 ~Expert~ (1,318 points)
selected May 23, 2012 by Gummmys



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