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 - Exercises - Page 35: 1.33


31.75 petagrams

Work Step by Step

This question asks us to convert 35 billion tons to a variation of grams that used no exponential notation, so we have to use metric prefixes. A straight conversions, since there are 907185 g in a ton, equals 3.17514659e+16 grams. A petagram is equal to 1e15 grams, so converting 3.17514659e+16 grams to petagrams equals 31.75 petagrams.
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