The purpose of this evaluation of quantitative experiments for general college chemistry was; first, to learn the different types of quantitative experiments used; second, to examine the methods or instructions given; third, to run a few trials to discover the range of error expected; and fourth, to determine the cause of error in some cases. It was the aim to carry out all trials as a general chemistry student would, using a good grade horn pan balance with a $6.00 set of weights. At least three trials were run to determine the expected range of error and to give a basis for determining the desirability of the method or material used. In no case are the results to be taken arbitrarily as the limit within which a student's answer must fall in order to be correct.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1940 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Mueller, Melvin and Getchell, R. W.
"Evaluation of Quantitative Experiments,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 47(1), 181-183.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol47/iss1/31