Accuracy and precision both relate to the quality of a measure. However, the terms have separate meanings and should not be applied as an alternate for the other. The meaning of accuracy is the extent to which a given measurement agrees with the standard value for that measurement. The meaning of precision is the degree to which the correctness of a quantity is articulated. The difference between accuracy and precision is like playing a game of darts. There can have several outcomes by shooting three arrows. If all three arrows hit the bulls’ eye, this would show accuracy and precision. If all three arrows hit the dartboard near each other but not in the bulls’ eye, which would show precise, except not accurate. However, if all three darts were to hit the same spot in the bulls eye, it would show accuracy but precise. On the contrary, if all three darts hit the dart board in different places on the board would not show accuracy or precision.

Today, society depends on the accuracy and precision of measurements for products sold by the retail industry for many reasons. One example is, medication or other pharmaceuticals need to be extremely accurate measurements because doctors rely on the accuracy when they prescribe medication, they are assuming a level of accuracy from the pill or medication otherwise a person can die from taking the wrong dose of something. Therefore, if medication is precise but not accurate that could mean anything. A pharmaceutical company can be precise in producing pills with the same dosage, but if that dosage is not accurate than it could kill someone. Another example could be the gasoline idea, especially considering gas prices right now. If someone is advertising $3.29/gallon but their pump is charging that much for every 4/5 of a gallon, their pump is precise because it keeps charging the same for everyone, but it is not accurate. Another idea is baking. Say someone is making a ton of cookies for a...

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In everyday life, accuracy and precision are important. These two terms are often interchanged freely, but these terms have key differences. Many businesses require both accurate and precise measurements to stay in business.
Accuracy and PrecisionAccuracy refers to something that is consistent with a known value (Maze-Emery, 2009).
Precision is the amount of detail something provides (“accuracy/precision,” 2005). A simple analogy is someone throwing darts at a dartboard. If a person is trying to hit the center, it requires both accuracy and precision. If that person is throwing high and consistently hitting the 20 area, the throws are precise but not accurate. If the throws are all over the board, they are neither precise nor accurate. The throws are only precise and accurate if they are consistently thrown in the center of the board.
Society depends on accuracy and precision in many places. One example is at the gas pumps. The pumps can be accurate in showing that gas is flowing, but this is not a precise measurement of how much is pumped. The pumps must not only know how much is pumped, but also be very precise to ensure the right amount is charged. Small variances in precision can cost the company or customers large sums of money if the pump not measuring...

...01.07 Accuracy and Precision: Balance Lab Worksheet
Data
* Below is the table that you will complete for the virtual lab. Either type your results into this table or print the table from the virtual lab (it must be submitted to receive full credit for this assigment.)
* To print from the virtual lab.
1. Be sure the data table is viewable.
2. Right-click (PC) or Command-Click (Mac) on the table and select print.
Part I: Density of Unknown Liquid |
| Trial 1 | Trial 2 | Trial 3 |
Mass of Empty 10 mL graduated cylinder (grams) | 25.50 | 25.50 | 25.50 |
Volume of liquid (milliliters) | 8.10 | 8.30 | 8.10 |
Mass of graduated cylinder and liquid (grams) | 35.50 | 36.00 | 35.50 |
Part II: Density of Irregular-Shaped Solid |
Mass of solid (grams) | 38.285 | 42.345 | 42.577 |
Volume of water (milliliters) | 51.00 | 50.95 | 52.90 |
Volume of water and solid (milliliters) | 55.50 | 55.90 | 56.95 |
Part III: Density of Regular-Shaped Solid |
Mass of solid (grams) | 27.00 | 26.50 | 25.50 |
Length of solid (centimeters) | 5.25 | 5.00 | 4.50 |
Width of solid (centimeters) | 3.00 | 4.00 | 3.50 |
Height of solid (centimeters) | 2.50 | 3.00 | 2.00 |
Calculations
Show all of your work for each of the following calculations and be careful to follow significant figure rules in each calculation.
Part I: Density of Unknown Liquid
1. Calculate the mass of the liquid for each trial. (Subtract the...

...Erica Alonso
Chemistry Honors 1
Mr. Cunningham
1.07 Accuracy and Precision
Procedure
Access the virtual lab and complete the experiments.
Data
• Below is the table that you will complete for the virtual lab. Either type your results into this table or print the table from the virtual lab (it must be submitted to receive full credit for this assignment.)
Part I: Density of Unknown Liquid
Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 3
Mass of Empty 10 mL graduated cylinder (grams) 26 25.6 26
Volume of liquid (milliliters) 8.6 8.7 8.5
Mass of graduated cylinder and liquid (grams) 36.5 36.5 36.7
Part II: Density of Irregular-Shaped Solid
Mass of solid
(grams) 38.384 41.435 41.951
Volume of water (milliliters) 51 50 52
Volume of water and solid (milliliters) 57 55 58
Part III: Density of Regular-Shaped Solid
Mass of solid (grams) 28.1 26.1 26.2
Length of solid (centimeters) 5.25 5 4.5
Width of solid (centimeters) 3 4 3.5
Height of solid (centimeters) 2.5 3 2
Calculations
Show all of your work for each of the following calculations and be careful to follow significant figure rules in each calculation.
Part I: Density of Unknown Liquid
1. Calculate the mass of the liquid for each trial. (Subtract the mass of the empty graduated cylinder from the mass of the graduated cylinder with liquid.)
Trial 1- 10.5
36.5-26= 10.5
Trial 2- 10.9
36.5-25.6= 10.9
Trial 3- 10.7
36.7-26= 10.7
2. Calculate the density of the unknown...

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Experiment
Density, Accuracy, Precision And Graphing
OBJECTIVES
1. The determination of the density of water
2. A comparison of the accuracy and precision of a graduated cylinder and a pipet
EXPERIMENTAL MATERIALS
Part A
A 50mL graduated cylinder
A balance
50.0mL deionized water
A rubber policeman
Part B
A 100mL beaker
A 50mL graduated cylinder
A volumetric pipet
120.0mL deionized water
A thermometer
A rubber policeman
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS
Part A: Density of water
1. An empty, dry 50mL graduated cylinder was obtained.
2. The mass of graduated cylinder with using a balance.
3. 10.0mL of deionized water was added to the 50mL graduated cylinder.
4. Mass of 10.0mL of deionized water + the cylinder was measured with balance.
5. To take only mass value of the 10.0mL deionized water, the mass value of the graduated cylinder was subtracted from the mass value of the 10.0mL of deionized water + the cylinder.
6. Density of 10.0mL of deionized water was calculated by its’ mass and volume. (d=m/v)
7. The exact density of the 10.0mL of deionized water was recorded on the data sheet.
8. Deionized water was added up to the 30.0mL mark of the 50mL graduated cylinder and Steps 3 to 7 were repeated for 30.0mL.
9. Deionized water was added up to the 50.0mL mark of the 50mL graduated cylinder and Steps 3 to 7 were repeated for 50.0mL....

...Precision describes the closeness of results that have been obtained in exactly the same way while accuracy indicates the closeness of the measurement to its true value. This experiment was used to determine the accuracy and precision of different volumetric measuring devices, as well as determining the density of an unknown metal. This lab was to help understand the application to volumetric measurements.
Part 1:
First, the next-to-smallest beaker was cleaned, dried, and weighed on the scale where it’s mass was determined. The container was then tared so the scale would only read the mass of the water. The smallest beaker was used to measure out 14 mL of water. Then, that waster was poured into the pre-weighed beaker and put on the scale. Once the measurement was recorded the beakers were both cleaned and dried. This process was repeated two more times.
Second, a 100 mL graduated cylinder was used to measure out 14 mL of water. Then, that water was poured into the pre-weighed beaker and put on the scale. Once the measurement was recorded, the beaker and graduated cylinder were both cleaned and dried. This process was repeated two more times.
Third, a 25 mL buret was used to measure out 14 mL of water. Then, that water was poured into the pre-weighed beaker and put on the scale. Once the measurement was recorded, the beaker and buret were both cleaned and dried. This process was repeated two more times....

...01.07 Accuracy and Precision: Balance Lab Worksheet
Before You Begin: You may either copy and paste this document into a word processing program of your choice or print this page.
Procedure
Access the virtual lab and complete the experiments.
Data
* Below is the table that you will complete for the virtual lab. Either type your results into this table or print the table from the virtual lab (it must be submitted to receive full credit for this assignment.)
* To print from the virtual lab.
1. Be sure the data table is viewable.
2. Right-click (PC) or Command-Click (Mac) on the table and select print.
Part I: Density of Unknown Liquid |
| Trial 1 | Trial 2 | Trial 3 |
Mass of Empty 10 mL graduated cylinder (grams) | 25.31 | 25.32 | 26.03 |
Volume of liquid (milliliters) | 8.12 | 8.22 | 8.52 |
Mass of graduated cylinder and liquid (grams) | 35.41 | 36.01 | 36.41 |
Part II: Density of Irregular-Shaped Solid |
Mass of solid
(grams) | 42.35 | 40.65 | 40.95 |
Volume of water (milliliters) | 48.92 | 50.03 | 50.04 |
Volume of water and solid (milliliters) | 53.93 | 55.04 | 55.05 |
Part III: Density of Regular-Shaped Solid |
Mass of solid (grams) | 25.95 | 27.66 | 25.67 |
Length of solid (centimeters) | 5.25 | 5 | 4.50 |
Width of solid (centimeters) | 3 | 4 | 3.50 |
Height of solid (centimeters) | 2.50 | 3 | 2 |
Calculations
Show all of your work for each of the...

...Lab No.1: density, accuracy and precision
Aim: to determine the relative precision and accuracy of different glassware items by calculating the density of a known substance.
Introduction: the density of a substance is its mass per unit volume. (where P-density, m- mass and v- volume). Different materials usually have different densities and densities vary according to the pressure, temperature and purity of a substance. When measuring, there is always a small uncertainty or error and therefore no measurement is exact.
Variables:
Independent: the type of liquid used
Dependant: the volume and density of the liquid
Controlled: the same type of beaker as the mass of the beaker is never changed
Hypothesis : the larger the divisions on the glassware items the bigger the percentage of error.
Materials:
Car oil
Coke Zero
Liquid soap
Salty water
1x 200ml beaker
1 x 100ml beaker
1 x 10ml cylinder
1 x weighing scale
1 x thermometer
Procedure:
1. Weigh a dry 100 ml beaker, a 10 ml graduated cylinder and a 10 ml pipette (in this case weigh a 150 ml beaker that you will transfer into a pipette, pipettes cannot be weighted effectively) and record the mass for each case. Do not forget that trailing zeros are significant figures and should be recorded.
2. Obtain a fair amount of water and measure its temperature.
(Remember here some students are measuring different substances, so the procedure...