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When you have conversion factors in your calculations, do you also take the sig figs of those numbers into account? For example, 1L = 1000mL, would you take the sig figs into account when calculating the rest of the problem? Thanks!
Michael Nguyen 1E
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No, if the conversion is completely equal, you do not have to consider the sig figs. So in the example you provided, 1000 ml=1 L, you would not consider those sig figs. However, a conversion factor that is not completely equal, such as molar masses, would require you to consider those sig figs.
Tai Metzger 3K
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No, base the sig figs off of the accuracy of information given to you, not known constants. I hope this helps!
Katie Kyan 2K
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No you would not take into account the sig figs of conversion factors like the example you gave. Use the sig figs from the numbers the problem gives you instead.
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