Significant Figures or Sig Figs

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Significant Figures or Sig Figs

  1. 1. Significant Figures or Sig Figs
  2. 2. This can be difficult so …Hold on tight for a wild ride
  3. 3. Rule 1: All nonzero digits are SIGNIFICANT673 has 3 sig figs2.8 has 2 sig figs5.325 x 10 8 has 4 sig figs
  4. 4. Rule 2 -All zeros“sandwiched” or betweennonzero digits are significant506 has three1.009 has four1.01 x 10 4 has three
  5. 5. Rule 3: Trailing zeros are significant if the number contains a decimal point34,800. mL hasfive sig figs34,800 mL hasthree sig figs
  6. 6. 2.90 x 10 has 3three sig figs
  7. 7. Rule 4: Leading zeros that functiononly to hold the decimal point areNOT significant0.0032 mL hastwo sig figs0.0000009 m hasone sig fig
  8. 8. Rule 5: Zeros in a decimal number after a non-zero digit are significant0.000530 kg hasthree sig figs0.400100 cm hassix sig figs
  9. 9. QUIZ198.038,0401.650050.00043010.004050,100.

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