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.
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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 mass of the empty graduated cylinder from the mass of the graduated cylinder with liquid.) * Trial1: 35.50 – 25.50 = 10.00 Grams

* Trial2: 36.00 – 25.50 = 10.50 Grams
* Trial3: 35.50 – 25.50 = 10.00 Grams
2. Calculate the density of the unknown liquid for each trial. (Divide the mass of the liquid calculated above by the volume of the liquid.) * Trial1: 10.00 / 8.10 = 1.23 Grams / Milliliters

...01.07Accuracy and Precision: Balance Lab Worksheet
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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...

...measurements and data recording (significant
figures).
4. Become familiar with the errors, precision and accuracy associated the various measurement tools and techniques.
5. Determine the density of liquids and solids.
6. Determine the best-fit straight line as a method to examine linear relationships and to use this relationship as a
predicative model such as in the determination of the percent copper and zinc in pennies based on density
measurements.
7. Record laboratory data and observations.
MATERIALS:
Erlenmeyer Flasks
o 125 mL
o 250 mL
beakers
o 100 mL
graduated cylinders
o 10 mL
o 25mL
Burette
o 50 mL
Volumetric pipettes
o 10 mL
Measuring pipet
o 10 mL
Burette clamp and stand
Various liquids and solids for density determination measurements
o Liquids
Distilled water
Heptane
Carbon Tetrachloride
o Solids
Pennies
Copper
Zinc
Lead
Aluminum
BACKGROUND:
Laboratory glassware. There are two major categories of laboratory glassware:
(1) those that contain a certain volume (volumetric flasks) and
(2) those that deliver a certain volume (pipets, burets, and graduated cylinders).
“To Contain” glassware (sometimes labeled TC) is typically used for preparing solutions of known volume. “To
Deliver” glassware (sometimes labeled TD) is used to transfer known volumes between containers.
1
Some glassware is very carefully designed and marked for high accuracy/precision work (burets,...

...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....

...Experiment #4
Weighing and Volumetric Techniques – Accuracy and Precision
Abstract
The purpose of this experiment is to become familiar with proper techniques for using the analytic balances, graduated cylinder, burette and pipette and determine which is more accurate and/or precise. In this experiment, the burette and pipette were more exact than the graduated cylinder and the analytic balance gave a very accurate and precise answer.
Results / Report
1) Weighing Copper
Copper sample #: 1
Balance #: 14
Temperature: 22.8EC
Weighing Attempt # Mass of Copper Sample (g)
1 3.1234
2 3.1233
3 3.1235
4 3.1232
Average Mass
= (3.1234g + 3.1233g + 3.1235g + 3.1232g) ÷ 4
=3.1234g
Standard Deviation
( - ) ( - )
3.1234 0 0
3.1233 -
3.1235
3.1232 -
Σ =
Or 0.0001
2) Burette Readings
a) Graduated Cylinder b) Pipette
Initial Volume (mL) 44.72 44.91
Actual amount added (mL) Actual amount added (mL)
1st 34.81 9.91 1st 34.98 9.93
2nd 24.90 9.91 2nd 25.00 9.98
3rd 15.05 9.85 3rd 15.08 9.92
Graduated Cylinder average
( 9.91±0.01 mL + 9.91±0.01 mL + 9.85±0.01 mL ) ÷ 3
= 9.89±0.03 mL
Pipette average
(9.93±0.01 mL + 9.98±0.01 mL + 9.92±0.01 mL) ÷ 3...

...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....

...Society Paper
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...