We are asked to express the mass of carbon dioxide, 20 Tg (teragram), in scientific notation using fundamental SI units of mass and length.

Recall:

**1 Tg = 10 ^{12} g**

A ** scientific notation expression** is composed of three parts:

Express the following quantities in scientific notation using fundamental SI units of mass and length given in the table below.

The Seven Fundamental SI Units of Measure | ||

Physical Quantity | Name of Unit | Abbreviation |

Mass | kilogram | kg |

Length | meter | m |

Temperature | kelvin | K |

Amount of substance | mole | mol |

Time | second | s |

Electric current | ampere | A |

Luminous intensity | candela | cd |

The mass of carbon dioxide emitted from a large power plant each year, 20 Tg.

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