# How do we calculate the percent error for melting point for an experiment where we got a melting point of benzil of 83-88.4C?And we know that the known and tested melting point of benzil is 94-95C.

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How do we calculate the percent error for melting point for an experiment where we got a melting point of benzil of 83-88.4C?

And we know that the known and tested melting point of benzil is 94-95C.

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This problem can be solve using the formula shown below. help_outlineImage Transcriptionclose% errorabsolute error 100 actual value where Absolute error actual value-experimental value Absolute error-94.5°C - 85.7°C absolute error=8.8°C. fullscreen
Step 2

Knowing the absolute error, % error can be calculated using the formula described...

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