  # While heating two different samples of water at sea level, one boils at 102°C and one boils at 99.2°C. Calculate the percent error for each sample from the theoretical 100.0°C.

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While heating two different samples of water at sea level, one boils at 102°C and one boils at 99.2°C. Calculate the percent error for each sample from the theoretical 100.0°C.

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Step 1

The normal boiling point of water is 100 oC, so this can be taken as true value or accepted value.

The obtained values are 102 oC and 99.2 oC.

The percent error is given as:

Step 2

Positive value of the difference only is taken.

The percent error when the boiling point is 102 oC is:

Step 3

The percent error when the boiling po...

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