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Abbreviated list of quantities, units and symbols in physical chemistry


5.2 Other Units

These units were used in older literature. They are given here for the purpose of identification and conversion to SI units.

Physical Quantity Unit Symbol for Unit Value in SI Units SI Units
force dyne dyn 10-5 N
pressure standard atmosphere atm 101325 Pa
torr (mmHg) Torr 133.322 Pa
energy erg erg 10-7 J
thermochemcal calorie calth 4.184 J
magnetic flux density gauss G 10-4 T
electric dipole moment debye D 3.335 64 x 10-30 Cm
viscosity poise P 10-1 N s m-2
kinematic viscosity stokes St 10-4 m2 s-1


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