Accepted Value: Definition & Formula


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The accepted value of the chlorine level in water in a sample used for a laboratory experiment for students at Wallow High School is 38%. Johnny, a student at Wallow High, tested his water sample and came up with 41.5% chlorine. What is his percentage error?

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1. In a chemistry experiment for Wallow high schoolers, Amy only had a percentage error of 3% when measuring the chlorine content in a sample of water. The accepted value for chlorine content in this experiment was 32.5%. Find Amy's experimental value given these two values.

2. William and his colleagues decided to run a laboratory experiment to determine who could get closer to the accepted value for the speed of sound at sea level, which is 340.29 meters per second. When William ran the experiment, he got 341.33 meters per second. What was his percentage error?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of accepted value. You will need to rationalize concepts like percentage error and how to properly apply it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Solve for experimental value in a given equation
  • Identify accepted value examples
  • Determine other accepted value terminology used by scientists

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as accepted value and experimental value
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding percentage error
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the scientific uses of accepted value in real-world scenarios

Additional Learning

To learn more about accepted value, review the lesson called Accepted Value: Definition & Formula, which covers these objectives:

  • Analyze a boiling water experiment
  • Interpret the results
  • Define percentage error