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Unformatted text preview: If we has just read the buret to only 1 decimal place and the balance to 2 decimal places then the calculations at the end result could be very different than the actual because you are missing significant figures, which account for a great deal of accuracy. For example if you were multiplying .74999 x .15000 the answer would be .11250 and if you had rounded that to just one decimal place you would have .7 x .2 which would be .14 which is .0275 off! That is 25% of the actual answer! –Which proves that ignoring significant figures and improperly rounding can cause big consequences....
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY 111L taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.
- Spring '11