This lab is an introduction to statistics and error analysis for a quantitative analysis course. It has been adapted from an experiment included with Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 9th Ed. by Daniel C. Harris. The instructions found here start with the student being supplied a large set of penny mass data in Excel. Alternatively, students can collect their own data at home with a balance that is accurate to the nearest 0.001 gram, which currently (July 2020) can be found on Amazon for $18.
Rick Kelly is a Professor of Chemistry at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He teaches courses in Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis, along with Environmental Chemistry. He joined the ESU faculty in 2000.View all posts by Rick Kelly