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Chemistry LibreTexts

8: Formatting and Style Guide

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  • Units

    • Where possible, there should be universal adoption of SI units and formatting. To a large extent SI formatting has already been adopted by the contributors to LibreTexts. I note a few exceptions below.
    • The energy of activation is preferably abbreviated as Ea, not Ea.
    • Spaces should be inserted in long numbers, for example, 34 500 J/mol is preferred to 34500 J/mol.
    • Spaces should be included between numbers and units. For example, 273 K is preferred to 273K.
    • Use the degree symbol when describing degrees Celsius. For example, 25 ⁰C is preferred to 25 C.
    • Where ‘sec’ is used, change to ‘s’.