posted by Sally on .
A scientist has 0.46 mL of a solution. How would she convert this volume to microliters?
She is a scientist and can't do that in her head? Goodness.
Go to www.google.com and type in "0.46 mL to microliters" and hit the enter button.
Don't type the quotation marks.
Relevant conversion facts:
1 mL = 0.001 L --> 1.00x10^-3 L
1 microliter = 0.000001 L --> 1.00x10^-6 L
We multiply the measurement we want to change times the appropriate labeled conversion factors. After you do units cancellations and numerical calculations, you end up with a correctly labeled answer:
PLEASE NOTE: Every General Chemistry textbook gives examples of this formal but very useful method. It is the BEST method for converting both. simple and derived units with a built in check: If you end up with the correct units, your setup is probably correct.