Goldbook title
IUPAC > Gold Book > alphabetical index > B > base quantity
Gold G Icon
Indexes Download

base quantity

One of the quantities that, in a system of quantities, are conventionally accepted as functionally independent of one another. In the SI, these are: length, mass, time, electric current, temperature, amount of substance, and luminous intensity. All other physical quantities (and units) are regarded as being derived from these base quantities (and base units).
PAC, 1996, 68, 957 (Glossary of terms in quantities and units in Clinical Chemistry (IUPAC-IFCC Recommendations 1996)) on page 963
PAC, 1986, 58, 1405 (Recommendations for the presentation of thermodynamic and related data in biology (Recommendations 1985)) on page 1406
Interactive Link Maps
First Level Second Level Third Level
Cite as:
IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
Last update: 2008-10-07; version: 2.0.2.
DOI of this term:
Original PDF version (may be out of date):
Version for print | History of this term