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SI Units
 

In 1960 an international agreement was made that established a basic set of metric units for scientific use. These units, known as SI units after the French Systeme Internationale d’Unites are our standard system of measurement units. The SI units we use in chemistry are listed in the chart below.

International System of Units
Quantity
SI Unit
Length
meter (m)
Volume
cubic meter (m3)
Mass
kilogram (kg)
Density
grams per cubic centimeter (g/cm3)
grams per milliliter (g/mL)
Temperature
kelvin (K)
Time
second (s)
Pressure
pascal (Pa)
Energy
joule (J)
Amount of a Substance
mole (mol)


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