Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 20th

On Tuesday, I continued to run the second series of samples, and I finished all but one of the eight trials. I also began to look at the spectrometer's ability to analyze chlorine in samples. This will be useful because it is possible that the cobalt hexamine ions are not completely dissociating. What this means, is that some of the cobalt ions we would expect to be +3 will actually be behaving as +2. Knowing the exact concentration of Cl would allow us to see if all of the ions were dissociating. Unfortunately, my first results came out very strange, with the chlorine concentrations going negative for a lot of the values.

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