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Name _______________________

Accuracy of a microbalance

wooden block
piece of wood

straw
pin
screw

aluminium support
1. What ‘C’ needs to be done to the microbalance before it can be used to weigh
objects?

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2. Draw a copy of the numbers and lines that you added to your piece of wood on
the diagram above.

Information

Difference
Percentage Accuracy = × 100 %
mass on my microbalan ce

3. Complete the table below

Object Mass on my Mass on Difference in Percentage


microbalance electronic mass Accuracy
/g scales
/g /g

Average accuracy of my microbalance = ±________________%