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Experimental Design and Methods in Chemistry

Experimental Designs are used to study, quantify, identify or separate the components of different chemical substances. Experimental designs can be categorized as being classical or instrumental. Classical methods focus more on qualitative analysis, where the odor/color of a chemical compound may be considered, or whether any precipitate forms during a chemical reaction. On the other hand, instrumental methods focus more on quantitative analysis. By using complex instruments, variables such as light absorption or conductivity are considered. These analytical methods are conducted to complement the purely theoretical side of chemistry, in order to either prove a law or apply it. For example, measuring light absorption may be used in the application of Beer-Lambert’s Law, which relates light absorption to concentration of a chemical substance. By finding out the light absorption through instrumental methods, the concentration of the substance can be indirectly determined through this law. Thus, experimental designs in chemistry look at existing and new measuring tools, whether they are quantitative or qualitative, to provide better information regarding the chemical nature of different substances. Such applications are not limited to pure chemists as these methods are also prevalent in other fields, such as forensics and environmental chemistry.

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Chromatography refers to a set of physical techniques used for separating or analyzing mixtures.


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Titration is a quantitative analytical procedure used to determine the unknown concentration of an identified pure chemical substance.

Qualitative Analysis

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Qualitative Analysis is a method used primarily for the detection of a particular compound in a sample substance, without measuring values related to quantity.

Spectrum Analysis

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Spectrum Analysis is the study of electromagnetic interactions of matter in order to determine its chemical and physical properties.

Spectrophotometric Measurements

What are the advantages and disadvantages in using spectrophotometric measurements for the analysis of various compounds? Explain Beer's and Lambert's laws and how are these important to spectrophotometric measurements? How are spectrophotometric measurements used for the determinations of content of phenolic compounds in

Gas Chromotography

One of my biggest problem in answering the discussion, statistical analysis, significance and conclusion is I have trouble determining what the results really mean. Would you please help me interpret my results, such as what did the experiment demonstrate and how do I know? Like in the last one I knew to discuss time and peaks.

Electrostatic Energy of Non-Ionized Atoms

When we model proteins on the computer, we must assign a partial charge to each of the non-ionized atoms. Let's consider the hydrogen bond between a carbonyl oxygen with a partial charge of -0.5 and an amino hydrogen with a partial charge of +0.3. The distance between these atoms is typically about 2A. Calculate the electrost

Find ppm of sodium based on cation-exchange

Reagents: .02 M NaOH, 1M HCl, Bio-Rad Dowex 50W-X2 (100/200 mesh) cation-exchange resin, Unknown Saline Solution diluted to the mark given in a volumetric flask. Procedure: 1. Prepare the resin column using Bio-Rad Dowex 50W resin. 2. While trying to minimize resin disturbance, add ~ 10 mL of 1 M HCl slowly into each col

Determination of Ca2+ and Mg2+ with EDTA

Procedure: 1-It is important to use good deionized water for this procedure-traces of heavy metal ions will form irreversible complexes with calmagite and interfere with end point. 2-Weigh 3.0 g NaH2Y. H2O , transfer to 1L plastic bottle and dissolve in about 500 mL water. Add 15 mL 1% Mg Cl2 solution and 2 mL 6M NH3, Mix tho

4 Analytical Chemistry Questions.

1. If you wish to extract aqueous acetic acid into hexane, is it more effective to adjust the aqueous phase to pH 3 or pH 8? 2. A chromatogram with ideal Gaussian bands has tr = 17.5 min and w 1/2 = 1.50 min. A) How many theoretical plates are present? B) Find the plate height if the column is 10 cm long. 3. Match t

amines in hnmr and cnmr

An example of an amine containing drug is Procaine which contains 2 amine groups.When HCl is added to procaine I think the tertiary amine is protonated as it has more electrons and the benzene amine is delocalised by resonance with the ring so is less available for proton bonding but how can I distinguish between the protonated

Determination of Chloride by Precipitation Titration

DETERMINATION OF CHLORIDE BY PRECIPITATION TITRATION Abstract: Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) solution was titrated with a standardized potassium permanganate (KMnO4) solution and it was found that the unknown solution contained 11.3% (wt/vol%) H2O2. were titrated using silver ions as a titrant. These titrations were first used

Zinc in a Cough Drop

I just did a lab that dealt with finding the amount of Zinc found in cough drops. I did this by EDTA titration. First I dissolve one cough drop in 50mL's of a acetate buffer in an erlenmeyer flask. Then once dissolved I titrated it with .013M of EDTA solutiuon until its endpoint. My initial reading on the buret was 23.4mL of EDT

Simple Chemistry Questions

1. Describe how you would prepare 1 liter of each of the following solutions. a). 1.5 M glycine b). 0.5 mM glucose c). 10 mM ethanol d). 10 mM hemoglobin 2. Describe how you would prepare just 100ml of each of the solutions in problem #1 above 3. When preparing a solution, why do you dissolve the component in less d


Change is influenced by many different factors in many different situations. If you imagine the 400,000 gallons of water in a stream at the top of a hill, you can picture that they will flow down the hill in order to reach equilibrium. But what if the temperature outside is -40 degrees Fahrenheit? How might this change the movem

Haloalkanes, Anaesthetics and Tests for Sugars

1. Identify a haloalkane and describe the manner in which it functions as an anesthetic. 2. The Managing Director of a well-known company on Wall Street thrives on a diet of fruit jam, bread, pasta, and coffee. She exercises intermittently. One day she decides to go to her primary healthcare provider for a routine checkup.

Calculating the Concentration of Acetic Acid in Vinegar Lab

A titration involves reacting two solutions - one with a known concentration and the other with an unknown concentration. The goal of the lab is to calculate the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar, so that is the solution with the unknown concentration. Therefore, there must be a way to find the concentration of the base

Determining Concentration of Mercury using Absorbance Values

Exercise: A sample of 1.500g of gold was analyzed to determine mercury in the same one. It was come by the method of standard addition preparing solution a standard Hg mercury (II) putting under it conditions similar to the one of the sample: Standard solution: An amount of 50 mg of pure mercury becomes to Hg (II) and is ad

Calorimetry and Specific Heat PreLab

Assume you use calorimetry to calculate the specific heat capacity of a 125.24 g piece of unknown metal. You intially heat the metal to 100.0 °C in boiling water. You then drop the chunk of metal into a calorimeter containing 47.22 g of water at 19.7 °C. After closing and stiring the calorimeter thoroughly, the metal and water

Lab Report : Alcohol Content of Vodka by Dichromate Titration

Here are the lab steps 1. Take a volumetric flask from the Glassware shelf and place it on the workbench. 2. Prepare a standard solution of potassium dichromate by adding 4g of dry potassium dichromate to the volumetric flask and filling the volumetric flask to the 100 mL mark with water. 3. Take a second volumetric fla

Candle Lab

Experiment Observations Results and Explanations A. Reigniting a Candle B. Water Suck Up C. Extinguishing a Candle with Aluminum Foil D. Candle Condensation E. Extinguishing a Candle with Carbon Dioxide 1. Why would the candle reignite with a match held away from the wick? 2. a) Explain how the candle would

NMR Spectroscopy - Solve the structure of unknown A

Hi, I have some data to help me solve a structure via High Resolution NMR, however being new to this, I am having extreme difficulty, and was wondering if someone could help please - or even point me in the right direction as how to go about solving for structure A? A has a molecular formula: C12H15O4N. The 13CNMR data sh

Infrared spectroscopy

On this site it shows an infra red spectrum of ethanoic acid and shows a very broad trough between 2500 - 3300 cm ^-1 taking this from the point where the line graph starts to drop it looks more like 2800 - 3800 cm ^-1 do you have to take these measurements from

Statistical Method (Concentration and Absorbance)

1. A gun shot residue containing barium and lead is analysed using atomic absorption. Residue from sample collected in Glasgow and Inverurie are also available Glasgow gun shot residue (n-20) Ba (o.12+/-0,005%), Pb (5.2+/-2.0%) Inverurir (n=5) Ba (0.22+/-0,001%), Pb (7.2+/- 1.0%) (a) Describe the necessary parts of an

Modern Analytical Techniques

Write an account on what you consider to be the most significant advances made in the field of modern analytical techniques during the last five years. Include specific examples in your answer.

Beer's Law for Concentration

1. Calculate the concentration of each calibration standard. 2.Plot the data on the attached graph paper. 3. Calculate the slope. What is the average slope? What are the units? 4.Determine concentration of the diluted unknown. 5. determine the undiluted concentration of the unknown. The stock solution is 0.027 M KMnO4

Percent of Manganese in the Sample

A 0.500-g sample is analyzed spectrophotometrically for manganese by dissolving it in acid and transferring to a 250-mL flask and diluting to volume. Three aliquosts are analyzed by transferring 50-mL portions with a pipet to 500-mL Erirnmeyer flasks and reacting with an oxidizing agent, potasium peroxydisulfate, to convert the

Analytical Chemistry Problem Set

35. You are required to prepare working standard solutions of 1.00 x 10^-5, 2.00 x 10^-5, 5.00 X 10^-5, and 1.00 x 10^-4 M glucose from a 0.100 M stock solution. You have available 100 mL volumetric flasks and pipets of 1.00-, 2.00-, 5.00-, and 10.00-mL volume. Outline a procedure for preparing the working standards. 38. A 0