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ChE Thermodynamics help!
The following table gives the experimentally measured volume per gram of mercury as a
function of temperature.
T(oC) Volume (cm3gm-1)
Use the data to estimate the error in the temperature measured by mercury in glass thermometer
which has been calibrated only at 0oC and 100oC. Prepare a graph of your results.
o man its been a long time sense i have had this class
where do you go to school at?
maybe graph it first. i'm guessing it should be going at a fixed rate. it looks like it is, but a graph would reveal anything odd. i did this last semester, never this specific type of problem though.
Like a midget at a urinal, i'll have to stay on my toes - Naked Gun 33 1/3
since it was only calibrated at 0 and 100 degrees I thought I would simply find the slope of those two points, (m=change of y/ change of x) to obtain the actual value. Then graph all those points, find the trend line, get the slope of that and compare the slopes to find error. what i soon figured out was that they used the slope of the two calibrated points to obtain the values on the table, therefore yielding the same slope on the graph.
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