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10 Cards in this Set

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absolute zero
the zero point on the Kelvin temperature scale, equivalent to -273 degrees C; all molecular motion theoraetically stops at this temperature
accepted value
a quantity used by general agreement of the scientific community
the closeness of a measurement to the true value of what is being measured
Celcius Temperature Scale (degrees Celcius)
the temp scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point is 100 degrees
the ratio of the mass of an object to its volume
the difference between the accepted value and the experimental value
experimental value
the quantitative result of an experimental measurement
gram (g)
a metric mass unit equal to the mass of 1 cubic cm of water at 4 degrees celcius
a device used to measure the specific gravity of a liquid
International System of Units (SI)
the revised version of the metric system, adopted by international agreement in 1960