Sig Figs for Equilibrium Problems

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Sig Figs for Equilibrium Problems

Postby Ronald Yang 2F » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:41 pm

I had a question about sig figs for equilibrium problems. On paper, when I work with the quadratic part of the problems, when I multiply out terms, do I write numbers based on the sig figs of the numbers I multiplied but use the longer numbers to calculate change in x or do I write them all out on paper? Like will we be marked off for sig figs throughout our calculations or for just the final answer? (Want to know for the final)

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Re: Sig Figs for Equilibrium Problems

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:37 pm

The only time you will be graded on sig figs is in the final answer but it's always a good idea to hang on to a few extra during calculations so that you don't mess up the rounding by accident.

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