6.03 Calorimetry Lab Report Honors

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The observed emission data for the different elements did not look how they were supposed to. However the “peaks” for Hydrogen were found to be 534.52 and 631.24, 534.70 and 569.11 for Helium and 529.73 and 630.71 for Mercury. The Rydberg’s Constant found to 1.1x107 8.5x104 while the known constant is 10967758.34m-1. The percent error of 0.29% and the accuracy of this reading is 99.7. The slope and intercept of the linear regression line is -0.01 3.3x10-5 and 0.02x10-1 1.9x10-6 respectfully. The smaller elements like He and H have less peaks because they have less electrons than the bigger atoms and compound. Then the less electrons that are at that wavelength, the less smaller the peak. The observed Carbon Dioxide and neon spectra look extremely different than the NIST graphs just like the rest of the graphs for all of the elements differ from the references.…show more content…
The third peak consisted of all four colors and finally the large peak consists of green and blue. Orange dyes would probably have the more noticeable peaks at the shorter wavelengths because both red and yellow both have peaks at the shorter wavelengths. Purple dyes would most likely have one distinct peak for a short wavelength and then one distinct peak for the longer wavelength because red has peaks at short wavelengths and blue has peaks at long wavelengths. The data observed looks almost nothing like the D2L data. Errors that could have caused this could be incorrectly using the fiber optic tool to measure the light being emitted. Having the measuring device too close or too far away from the light, or perhaps holding it at an incorrect angle so it picked up an excessive amount of light from the environment. Another possible, but improbable, error could be that our spectrometer or our fiber optic could have been malfunctioning causing all the data to be

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