Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 2 - Measurement and Problem Solving - Exercises - Questions - Page 47: 20


The fundamental value of a quantity is never changed when multiplied by a conversion factor because a conversion factor is the same as multiplying it by one.

Work Step by Step

All conversion factors have a reduced value of one due to the fact that the measures in both the numerator and denominator should be equivalent values expressed in different units. Multiplying a value by one will always yield the same number.
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