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# Significant Figures (Simplified)

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Sections
What is Chemistry?
The Scientific Method
Classification of Matter
States of Matter
Physical & Chemical Changes
Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Intensive vs. Extensive Properties
Temperature (Simplified)
Scientific Notation
SI Units (Simplified)
Metric Prefixes
Significant Figures (Simplified)
Significant Figures: Precision in Measurements
Significant Figures: In Calculations
Conversion Factors (Simplified)
Dimensional Analysis
Density
Specific Gravity
Density of Geometric Objects
Density of Non-Geometric Objects

The number of Significant Figures for a value affects its precision.

###### Exact Numbers, Inexact Numbers, & Sig Figs

Concept #1: Exact vs Inexact Numbers

Example #1: Determine if the following statement deals with an exact or inexact number: The combined mass of all doses of a bronchodilator administered to a patient measure 10.0 mg.

Concept #2: Rules for Significant Figures

Example #2: Determine the number of significant figures in the following value: 0.003840

Practice: How many sig figs does each number contain?

a) 100. min

b) 17.3 x 103 mL

c) 10 apples

Practice: Indicate the number of significant figures in the following:

A liter is equivalent to 1.059 qt.