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If a measured quantity is written correctly, which digits are certain? Which are

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Problem 4Q

Problem 4Q

If a measured quantity is written correctly, which digits are certain? Which are uncertain?

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Solution 4Q

A measured quantity is called significant figures (correct) when it consists of certain and uncertain digits.

Rules for significant figures: A significant figures = certain digit +  first uncertain digit

Therefore, the last digit of significant figures are always uncertain.

For example:

Let us consider a measured quantity 30.28

Here, (3), (0) and (2) are certain digit and (8) is uncertain digit.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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