Chemistry (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0078021529
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-152-7

Chapter 1 - Questions and Problems - Page 32: 1.45


Accuracy pertains to how close a measurement is to the true value. Precision pertains to the differences between multiple measurements of the same thing.

Work Step by Step

Though highly accurate measurements are usually precise, precise measurements do not always guarantee accurate results. For example, measurements that are obtained in a broken balance may be very precise, but using these measurements will not result in an accurate answer.
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