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Energy loss due to leaks in the calorimeter

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Q: What are the sources of error in the experiment calorimetry measurement?
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An approximation error is the discrepancy between an exact value and the approximation to it. This occurs when the measurement of something is not precise.

What is the difference between standard error and standard deviation?

Standard error is the difference between a researcher's actual findings and their expected findings. Standard error measures the accuracy of one's predictions. Standard deviation is the difference between the results of one's experiment as compared with other results within that experiment. Standard deviation is used to measure the consistency of one's experiment.

Tell which measurement is more precise 178 in or 12 ft?

They are both as precise as the measuring tools. Precision is affected by the error introduced by the measurement or in a dimension, often known as the tolerance.A measurement in inches has a greater resolution than one in feet. 12 times the resolution in fact. However, a measurement of 178 inches that can be up to 15% out is not as precise as a measurement of 12 feet with a 1% possible error.

The height of a plant is 45 cm with an estimated absolute error of 0.9 cm what percent is the relative error?

To get the relative error is the maximum error over the measurement. So the maximum error is the absolute error divided by 2. So the maximum error is 0.45. The relative error is 0.45 over 45 cm.

Describe how to find the percent error in a calculation?

Percent error is typically used to describe the difference between an expected value and an observed value (measured in an experiment). To calculate percent error, you must know the expected (or theoretical) value, determined from reference manuals and formulas. Percent error = [(actual measured value)/(expected value) - 1] x 100% Let's say that you do a chemistry experiment, where you expect to use 30 mL of a hydrochloric acid solution to neutralize a prepared solution of sodium hydroxide. When you perform the experiment, you actually use 30.2 mL of hydrochloric acid solution. Percent error = [(30.2 mL) / (30 mL) - 1] x 100% = 0.667 % error

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