Asked Sep 13, 2019

What are two errros that could cause one of your mass percentages to be too low? 


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Step 1

Mass percent or weight percent of a component in a substance can be defined as the mass of the component by the mass of the substance multiply by 100.   


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mass of component100 Mass Mass of substance

Step 2

During the experiment, there are several possible errors which give results far from accuracy. Error in quantitative analysis can be due to different reasons such as error in weight, volume etc. There are two types of error; systematic and random.

Step 3

The systematic error are above and below to the absolute value. These errors can be eliminate with a better experiment as it gives the measured mean equals to the true mean.


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