Kc sig figs

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Jessica Li 4F
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Kc sig figs

Postby Jessica Li 4F » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:22 pm

When determining how many sig figs to include in our end values, do we factor in the sig figs of given K values too? For instance, if you want to find the concentration of H2 and have the concentrations of I2 and HI up to 3 sig figs, but your given K value only has 2, would you round the value of [H2] to 2 or 3 sig figs?

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Re: Kc sig figs

Postby Maia_Jackson_2C » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:37 pm

I'm not entirely sure but I think for sig figs you just use the least given amount, and it doesn't really matter where it comes from unless otherwise stated.

Bryan Chen 1H
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Re: Kc sig figs

Postby Bryan Chen 1H » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:38 pm

i think it would be 2 unless otherwise specified but im not too sure

Wilson 2E
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Re: Kc sig figs

Postby Wilson 2E » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:09 pm

For log sig figs, you take the number of sig figs from the number you log and have that many sig figs after the decimal point of your answer (e.g. log(3.800) = 0.5798).

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Re: Kc sig figs

Postby Michelle Xie 2B » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:43 pm

Take the least amount of sig figs.

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