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Significant numbers in chemistry

  1. Sep 25, 2013 #1

    I have 5.8 moles of KOH. 1Mole of KOH= 56.11g
    So: 5.8moles of KOH x 56.11g/1mole= 325.438g of KOH

    If, I want to follow the significant figures rules, what is the answer?

    Is it 330g? If yes, it seems inaccurate.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2013
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 25, 2013 #2
    Yes, 330g (or 3.3E2g) is correct. It probably seems a little large because you are rounding up from just over 5, but two significant figures is the correct number.
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