Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080223865, 9781483278872

Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units

1st Edition

Authors: D. H. Whiffen
eBook ISBN: 9781483278872
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 46
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Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units, 1979 Edition contains physical quantity tabulations of products. The Commission on Symbols, Terminology, and Units is a part of the Division of Physical Chemistry of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Its general responsibilities are to secure clarity and precision, and wider agreement in the use of symbols, by chemists in different countries, among physicists, chemists, and engineers, and by editors of scientific journals.

This book is composed of 13 chapters, and begins with the determination of physical quantities and symbols for physical quantities, which are generally organized in a dimensional system built upon seven base quantities. The succeeding chapters deal with recommended names and symbols for quantities in chemistry and physics. These topics are followed by discussions on units and symbols for units, numbers that printed in upright type. Other chapters describe physical quantities, units, and numerical values, recommended mathematical symbols, symbols for chemical elements,nuclides, and particles. The final chapters consider the values of some fundamental constants.
This book will be of value to analytical and physical chemists.

Table of Contents


1. Physical quantities and symbols for physical quantities

1.1 Physical quantities

1.2 Base physical quantities

1.3 Derived physical quantities

1.4 Use of the words 'specific' and 'molar' in the names of physical quantities

1.5 Printing of symbols for physical quantities

1.6 Printing of subscripts and superscripts

1.7 Products and quotients of physical quantities

2. Recommended names and symbols for quantities in chemistry and physics

2.1 Space, time, and related quantities

2.2 Mechanical and related quantities

2.3 Molecular and related quantities

2.4 Thermodynamic and related quantities

2.5 Chemical reactions

2.6 Electricity and magnetism

2.7 Electrochemistry

2.8 Light and related electromagnetic radiation

2.9 Transport properties

2.10 Symbols for particular cases of physical quantities

2.11 Recommended superscripts

3. Units and symbols for units

3.1 Printing of symbols for units

3.2 Printing of prefixes

3.3 Combination of prefixes and symbols

3.4 Multiplication and division of units

3.5 The International System of Units

3.6 Definitions of the SI Base Units

3.7 Names and symbols for SI Base Units

3.8 Names and symbols for SI Supplementary Units

3.9 Special names and symbols for certain SI Derived Units

3.10 SI Derived Units and Unit-symbols for other quantities

3.11 SI Prefixes

3.12 The degree Celsius

3.13 Decimal fractions and multiples of SI Units having special names

3.14 Some other units now exactly defined in terms of the SI Units

3.15 Units defined in terms of the best available experimental values of certain physical constants

3.16 'International' electrical units

3.17 Electrical and magnetic units belonging to unit-systems other than the International System of Units

4. Numbers

4.1 Printing of numbers

4.2 Multiplication and division of numbers

5. Physical quantities, units, and numerical values

6. Recommended mathematical symbols

7. Symbols for chemical elements, nuclides, and particles

7.1 Definitions

7.2 Elements and nuclides

7.3 Particles

7.4 Abbreviated notation for nuclear reactions

8. Symbols for spectroscopy

8.1 General rules

8.2 Atomic spectroscopy

8.3 Molecular spectroscopy

8.4 Spectroscopic transitions

9. Conventions concerning the signs of electric potential differences, electromotive forces, and electrode potentials

9.1 The electric potential difference for a galvanic cell

9.2 Electrode potential

10. The quantity pH

10.1 Operational definition

10.2 Standards

10.3 Values of pH(S) for five standard solutions

11. Definition of rate of reaction and related quantities

11.1 Rate of reaction

11.2 Order of reaction

11.3 Labelling of elementary processes

11.4 Collision number

12. Values of some fundamental constants

13. References

Appendix I. Definition of activities and related quantities

1. Pure substances

2. Mixtures

3. Solutions


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