Failures of the global measurement system. Part 1: the case of chemistry

  title={Failures of the global measurement system. Part 1: the case of chemistry},
  author={Gary Price},
  journal={Accreditation and Quality Assurance},
  • G. Price
  • Published 2010
  • Chemistry, Engineering
  • Accreditation and Quality Assurance
This discussion puts a case of advocatus diaboli: that the Treaty of the Metre, its associated administrative apparatus and the International System of measurement units (SI) has basically failed for chemical measurement and is largely irrelevant to modern analysis, much of practical measurement in modern economies and much of recent technology. The practical use of the chemical unit termed the mole, the introduction to the SI units of the thermodynamic mole and the invention of a new physical… Expand
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