Maria asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 6 months ago

# What is the standard SI unit for measuring the height of the beaker?

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• 6 months ago

You would measure the height of a beaker in centimeters.

There's not a "standard" unit. Each type of measurement has a "base" unit. The base unit for measuring length in the SI system is the meter. But it would be impractical to measure how tall a beaker is in meters. You would use a centimeter ruler, and measure it in centimeters.

The SI base units are:

Length - meter (m)

Mass - kilogram (kg)

Time - second (s)

Amount of substance - mole (mole)

Electric current - ampere (A)

Temperature - kelvin (K)

Luminous intensity - candela (cd)

• 6 months ago

The standard SI unit for lengths, heights, distances, etc. is the meter. You can also use decimal multiples and sub-multiples of the meter, but the base unit is still the meter.

• 6 months ago

meter

• Dr W
Lv 7
6 months ago

the height of a beaker? you mean how high it is off the floor? how high it is above the counter top? The height of the meniscus of the fluid contained in it? The VOLUME of the liquid or solid in the beaker? what do you mean by "height of the beaker"

• Retief
Lv 7
6 months ago

"the height of the beaker" - you don't specify which beaker, there is more than one (using "the" implies a specific beaker).

The height of a beaker could be measured in millimeters or centimeters.

Since most are much shorter than a person, it wouldn't make sense to measure it in meters.