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I think the idea of accuracy and precision was emphasized to better understand measurements in an actual lab environment. So the bullseye target diagram of accuracy and precision is most likely not something we would be tested on, and it is instead building our knowledge of measuring things in a lab.
I think that you should know the definitions, regardless if they area going to be on the test. However, I think that understanding the concepts well enough to describe them in your own words should suffice if you need to define them for a test, which as other people have said, probably won't happen.
I agree with the previous posts. I don't think we will be specifically asked about those terms during the tests. I think the reason why he wanted us to learn it was so we know what they mean when they're mentioned in labs or in our reading.
hello! I think this is the kind of situation in which you wont' necessarily be asked to define them on the test, but it's imperative to have a grasp on them. Much of the Fundamentals and related questions rely on these principles. I think it would be a good rule of thumb to memorize the constants like Avogrado's number although I'm not sure if this is mandatory.
I think it would definitely be helpful to understand these concepts, as we will probably have to identify their meanings and different applications in future chem classes. Furthermore, these terms are often used in lab settings, so it would be better to understand what it means when your data is accurate versus precise.
Hello! I'm not sure if we'll be asked these questions specifically but I'm sure it would be a good idea to have a conceptual understanding of the definitions as Dr. Lavelle has mentioned he will be putting conceptual questions on this midterm.
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