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    so i've been thinking, a lot of the chemistry AS practicals (and biology too) involve measuring liquids and the teacher always says to read from the bottom of the meniscus. because the meniscus is curved wouldn't that mean you aren't counting for a very tiny (smaller the measurement the more important this is) amount of the liquid? doesn't that mean that yield calculations are always slightly incorrect and if all this is true, do scientists ever care about this e.g. using some formula to find the volume of the meniscus to add on to the measured volume. Sorry if this made little sense i'm not the best at writing in the world unless it's in an exam
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    I thought this was about knees
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    Wait is there something to do with the knees called meniscus?! E.g. section of the knees. If so that sounds interesting
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    Measuring equipment is calibrated to include that small volume of liquid.

    If the meniscus is lined up at the bottom, the volume is what is says on the tin.
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Measuring equipment is calibrated to include that small volume of liquid.

    If the meniscus is lined up at the bottom, the volume is what is says on the tin.
    oh.. never knew that, thanks
 
 
 
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