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5 * 109 Place the decimal between the 4 and the 5. 5 is multiplied by 109. 2 MEASUREMENT AND UNCERTAINTY 15 Scientific notation is a useful way to write very large numbers such as the distance between Earth and the moon, or very small numbers such as the length of these E. coli bacteria (shown here as a colored scanning electron micrograph * 30,000). 000123 in scientific notation. 000123 4 Place the decimal between the 1 and the 2. 23 is multiplied by 10-4. 2 Measurement and Uncertainty To understand chemistry, it is necessary to set up and solve problems.
SOLUTION SOLUTION Several conversions are needed to solve this problem: Solution map: mi. 609 km km ba b = 88 hr 1 mi hr Next we must convert hr : min : s. 7 How many cubic meters of air are in a room measuring 8 ft * 10 ft * 12 ft? 7 MEASURING MASS AND VOLUME 27 CHEMISTRY IN ACTION Keeping Track of Units Why do scientists worry about units? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently was reminded of just why keeping track of units is so important. In 1999 a $125 million satellite was lost in the atmosphere of Mars because scientists made some improper assumptions about units.
Because of this uncertainty, every number that expresses a measurement can have only a limited number of digits. These digits, used to express a measured quantity, are known as significant figures. 3 SIGNIFICANT FIGURES Now let’s return to our temperature measurements. 2 degrees and is said to have three significant figures. 0 degrees. The zero is used to indicate that the temperature was estimated to a precision of one-tenth degree. 1 right. 11°C (four significant figures). Since the thermometer is calibrated to tenths of a degree, the first estimated digit is the hundredths.