## Measurement unit: micromole

**Full name:** micromole

**Plural form:** micromoles

**Symbol:** umol

**Alternate spelling:** micromols

**Category type:** amount of substance

**Scale factor:** 1.0E-6

## SI unit: mole

The SI base unit for amount of substance is the mole.

1 mole is equal to 1000000 micromole.

Valid units must be of the **amount of substance** type.

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## Definition: Micromole

The SI prefix "micro" represents a factor of
10^{-6}, or in exponential notation, 1E-6.

So 1 micromole = 10^{-6} moles.

The definition of a mole is as follows:

The mole is the amount of substance of a system which contains as many elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012 kilogram of carbon 12; its symbol is "mol."

## Sample conversions: micromole