Measurement Test Questions: Reading a Meniscus

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An important technique in a chemistry lab is the ability to accurately measure a liquid in a graduated cylinder. This is a collection of 10 chemistry test questions dealing with reading the meniscus of a liquid in a graduated cylinder. The answers appear after the final question.


Assume all measurements are in milliliters (mL).

Question 1

Liquid meniscus in a graduated cylinder reading 24 milliliters

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What is the volume of the liquid in this graduated cylinder?

Question 2

Liquid meniscus in a graduated cylinder reading 6.6 milliliters

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What is the volume of the liquid in this graduated cylinder?

Question 3

Liquid meniscus in a graduated cylinder reading 38 milliliters

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What is the volume of the liquid in this graduated cylinder?

Question 4

Liquid meniscus in a graduated cylinder reading 2.65 milliliters

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What is the volume of the liquid in this graduated cylinder?

Question 5

Liquid meniscus in a graduated cylinder reading 23 milliliters

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What is the volume of the liquid in this graduated cylinder?

Question 6

Liquid meniscus in a graduated cylinder reading 44.5 milliliters

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What is the volume of the liquid in this graduated cylinder?

Question 7

Liquid meniscus in a graduated cylinder reading 75 milliliters

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What is the volume of the liquid in this graduated cylinder?

Question 8

Liquid meniscus in a graduated cylinder reading 29.5 milliliters

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What is the volume of the liquid in this graduated cylinder?

Question 9

Liquid meniscus in a graduated cylinder reading 2.25 milliliters

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What is the volume of the liquid in this graduated cylinder?

Question 10

Liquid meniscus in a graduated cylinder reading 2.3 milliliters

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What is the volume of the liquid in this graduated cylinder?

Answers

Meniscus of a blue solution in a graduated cylinder

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  1. 24 milliliters
  2. 6.6 milliliters
  3. 38 milliliters
  4. 2.65 milliliters
  5. 23 milliliters
  6. 44.5 milliliters
  7. 75 milliliters
  8. 29.5 milliliters
  9. 2.25 milliliters
  10. 2.3 milliliters