Why is using a graduated cylinder more accurate than using a beaker?
using a beaker you donn't know exactly the volume you use because the superficial area is wideand a little variation of height can mean a great difference in the volume you have. Than the sign of capacity on the beaker is put only approximately
The graduated cylinder, having a less superficial area have a less difference in volum also if you a little mistake in filling the instrument, then generally a misure is more accurate
Well, graduated cylinders have more markings, and are thus designed to be more accurate...
Examine this graduated cylinder. It has markings every
Hence, it is reasonable to assume you have measured, say,
On the other hand, examine a beaker:
The markings are only every
And if you had both in hand, you might measure