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Why it should be dry graduated cylinder will be used in measuring volume?

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July 13, 2009 2:49PM

If your question is why must a graduated cylinder be dry to measure something then the answer is so that it only measures the volume of what you add to it. If it is wet or otherwise dirty, the contaminants will obviously take up some space and provide a total higher volumetric measurement than should be yielded by whatever it is you are measuring.