Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 1 - Introduction: Matter and Measurement - Additional Exercises - Page 38: 1.66g


The base SI units are $Kg*m^2/s^2$.

Work Step by Step

Energy is equal to $mass*velocity^2$. The SI units for mass are Kg, and the SI Units for velocity are $m/s$. However, we know that velocity is squared, so the SI Units for $velocity^2$ are $m^2/s^2$. If we multiply this by the units for mass, we get the SI units for Energy, which are $Kg*m^2/s^2$.
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