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 Abbreviated list of quantities, units and symbols in physical chemistry

 4.6 physical quantities: electricity and magnetism

Physical Quantity Symbol SI Unit
electric charge Q C
charge density r C m-3
electric current I A
electric current density j A m-2
electric potential f, V V
electric potential difference, voltage U, Df, DV V
electric field strength E V m-1
electric displacement D C m-2
capacitance C F
permittivity e F m-1
relative permittivity er 1
dielectric polarization P C m-2
electric susceptibility ce 1
polarizability (of a particle) a m2 C V-1
electric dipole moment p, µ C m
magnetic flux F Wb
Magnetic flux density B T
magnetic field strength H A m-1
permeability µ H m-1, N A-2
relative permeability µr 1
magnetization M A m-1
magnetic susceptibility c 1
molar magnetic susceptibility cm m3 mol-1
resistance R W
conductance G S
resistivity r W m
conductivity k S m-1
self-inductance L H

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