Today we learned how to use the spectrometer and ran the samples we made last week. My control sample came up with some magnesium that should not have been there and all of the sodium gave weird data. However it was a good trial run, learning how to use the machine, and analyze it. We will run it again tomorrow, so in the late afternoon we made up more samples of 1, 5 and 10 to replace the lack of sample left over after today's run. Also, we will see if my control sample was just contaminated by running the new control (sample 1) tomorrow. If thats not the issue then maybe it's the distilled water? I'm thinking it's not because the rest of the samples did not come up with a really high magnesium count.
Until tomorrow team America.