# Is a 10 mL or 100 mL graduated cylinder more precise?

### Table of Contents

- Is a 10 mL or 100 mL graduated cylinder more precise?
- What is the precision level of the graduated cylinder?
- What is the precision of 100 mL graduated cylinder?
- What is the precision of a 1000 mL graduated cylinder?
- How do you read a 100 mL graduated cylinder?
- Which is more accurate the 10 ml graduated cylinder?
- What are the lines on a graduated cylinder?
- What is the uncertainty of a graduated cylinder?
- How to find the scale increment for a 10 ml cylinder?

### Is a 10 mL or 100 mL graduated cylinder more precise?

Answer and Explanation: The graduated cylinder with the most subdivisions **between the mL marks is the most precise**.

### What is the precision level of the graduated cylinder?

Graduated cylinders are designed for accurate measurements of liquids with a much smaller error than beakers. They are thinner than a beaker, have many more graduation marks, and are designed to be **within 0.5-1% error**. Therefore, this more precise relative of the beaker is just as critical to almost every laboratory.

### What is the precision of 100 mL graduated cylinder?

Example: The markings on a 100mL graduated cylinder are **every 1mL**, so the volume can be measured to ±0.1mL.

### What is the precision of a 1000 mL graduated cylinder?

± 10 ml
This graduated cylinder has a capacity of 1000 ml with graduations marked every 10 ml and it has an accuracy of **± 10 ml at 20°C**.

### How do you read a 100 mL graduated cylinder?

Always use the smallest graduated cylinder that will hold the entire volume. The 10-mL graduated cylinders are always read to 2 decimal places (e.g. 5.50 mL) and the 100-mL graduated cylinders are **always read to 1 decimal place** (e.g. 50.5 mL).

### Which is more accurate the 10 ml graduated cylinder?

If you look at a 10mL graduated cylinder, for example, the smallest graduation is tenth of a milliliter (0.1mL). That means when you read the volume, you can estimate to the hundredths place (0.01mL). Which is more accurate graduated cylinder or Buret?

### What are the lines on a graduated cylinder?

This graduated cylinder has white lines going completely around the cylinder to indicate odd number of mL quantities. There is a line half way around the cylinder to indicate the even number of mL quantities. There are 5 shorter lines between each whole number. Each of these shorter lines indicates 0.2 mL.

### What is the uncertainty of a graduated cylinder?

In the graduated cylinder shown in Figure 1, the mL graduations are marked and can be read with certainty. All graduated glassware is read with one estimated digit, so this measurement is recorded correctly to the nearest 0.1 mL, with an understood uncertainty of ± 0.1 mL.

### How to find the scale increment for a 10 ml cylinder?

To find the scale increment, subtract the values of any two adjacent labeled graduations and divide by the number of intervals between them. What is the scale increment for the 10-mL graduated cylinder? Answer In the 10-mL graduated cylinder, first subtract 8 mL - 6 mL = 2 mL.