How are quantitative and qualitative observations different?

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Mar 25, 2018

Answer:

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Explanation:

QUALITATIVE OBSERVATIONS:

  • They are variable.
  • They are not accurate.
  • They are not measurable.
  • They cannot be recorded in terms of numbers.

Examples

  • The freezing point of water is colder than its boiling point.
  • A liter of ethanol is lighter than a liter of water.

QUANTITATIVE OBSERVATIONS:

  • They are invariable.
  • They are accurate.
  • They are measurable.
  • They can be recorded in terms of numbers.

Examples:

  • The freezing point of water is #0^@"C"# and its boiling point is #100^@"C"#
  • A liter of ethanol weighs approx. #"789 g"# and a liter of water weighs approx. #"1000 g"#

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