sig figs

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Christina Chang 1C
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sig figs

Postby Christina Chang 1C » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:11 am

When you calculate delta G with the equation delta G=-nFE and you use the numbers n=2 and E=2.05 V, would the answer be in 1 sig fig or 3 because 2 may be inexact?

Elias Omar 1G
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Re: sig figs

Postby Elias Omar 1G » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:16 am

Since you have to do the lower number of sig figs, the answer would have one digit.

Brianna Brockman 1F
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Re: sig figs

Postby Brianna Brockman 1F » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:33 pm

I usually would do 3 sigs figs just to be safe.

Jaqueline Monreal 2L
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Re: sig figs

Postby Jaqueline Monreal 2L » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:14 pm

sig figs are usually 2 digits rounded

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Re: sig figs

Postby MariahClark 2F » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:25 pm

In that case I would do 2 to account for the decimal and what not

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