Metric Prefixes are “labels” that can be placed in front of base units. Whenever using the metric prefix chart, remember that “1” is associated with the metric prefix.
When doing unit conversions:
▪ put units you need to cancel out on opposite places (if it’s in the numerator then put the conversion factor with the same unit in the denominator)
The average radius of a molecule of lysozyme, an enzyme in tears, is 1430 pm. What is its radius in nanometers (nm)?
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