Calibration Homework Problem Set #1d
This problem set was developed by S.E. Van Bramer for Chemistry 366 at Widener University.
students will learn how to use calibration curves and standard addition to quantitate an unknown.
- Students will be able to use linear regression in Excel to make a calibration curve.
- Students will be able to use a calibration curve to determine the concentration of an unknown.
- Students will be able to determine the uncertainty in an unknown concentration determined from a calibration curve.
- Students will be able to determine the concentration of an unknown using standard addition.
- Students will be able to propagate the error from experimental steps.
You are the science expert in a criminal trial of a company accused of disposing lead based paint in the dirt used for a playground. Below is a set of laboratory data for the analysis of lead by graphite furnace AA.
- Calibration Curves - Prepare a calibration curve from the following data and use linear regression to determine the concentration of the unknown. Determine the concentration of the unknown and the uncertainty in the unknown.
- Propagation of Error - Above sample was prepared by digesting 5.0456 g of sample in 15 mL HNO3. Then diluted to 100.00 mL in a class A volumetric. 10.00 mL was pipetted with a class a volumetric and diluted to 50.00 mL in a class A volumetric for analysis. Calculate concentration and uncertainty in the sample.
- Standard Addition Exercise - You are given a paper bag containing an unknown quantity of M&M's, some extra M&M's, an empty paper bag, and a balance. You can only weigh something when it is in a bag. You may not remove anything from a bag. Your task is to determine the number of M&M's in the original bag.
- Standard Addition Example - Determine the concentration of the unknown.
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Scott Van Bramer
Department of Chemistry
Chester, PA 19013
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