menu search
brightness_auto
more_vert
Define Analytical chemistry. Why is accurate measurement crucial in science?
thumb_up_off_alt 0 like thumb_down_off_alt 0 dislike

1 Answer

more_vert
 
verified
Best answer
The accuracy of measurement is of a great concern in analytical chemistry. This is because faulty equipment, poor data processing or human error can lead to inaccurate measurements. Also, there can be intrinsic errors in the analytical measurement.

When measurements are not accurate, this provides incorrect data that can lead to wrong conclusions. For example, if a laboratory experiment requires a specific amount of a chemical, then measuring the wrong amount may result in an unsafe or unexpected outcome.

Hence, the numerical data obtained experimentally are treated mathematically to reach some quantitative conclusion.

Also, an analytical chemist has to know how to report the quantitative analytical data, indicating the extent of the accuracy of measurement, perform the mathematical operation and properly express the quantitative error in the result
thumb_up_off_alt 0 like thumb_down_off_alt 0 dislike

Related questions

thumb_up_off_alt 0 like thumb_down_off_alt 0 dislike
1 answer
thumb_up_off_alt 0 like thumb_down_off_alt 0 dislike
1 answer
thumb_up_off_alt 0 like thumb_down_off_alt 0 dislike
1 answer

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel

For amazing tutorial videos, podcasts, hindi tutorials

thumb_up_off_alt 0 like thumb_down_off_alt 0 dislike
1 answer
thumb_up_off_alt 0 like thumb_down_off_alt 0 dislike
1 answer

4.1k questions

3.6k answers

50 comments

376 users

...