Coacervates Lab Report Essay

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Aim

The aim of this experiment is to test the size and number difference of coacervates when the concentration of gelatin and gum arabic are changed.

Research Question

How can changing the percentage of gelatin and gum arabic from 1% to 5% affect the size and number of coacervates.

Research Hypothesis

If gelatin and gum arabic are combined in an acidic environment, and the concentration is changed from 1% to 5%, the coacervates will increase in number and size.

Independent Variable

The independent variable in this experiment is the different concentrations of gelatin to gum arabic. (the changing percent)

Dependent Variable

The dependent variable in this experiment is the size and number of coacervates formed from the chemical solution.

Constant

The constants in this experiment are that the
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The null hypothesis states that there is not a significant difference in the sizes from the baseline to trial 2. The mean number of coacervates for the baseline is 32. The mean number of coacervates in trial 2 was 26.67. The t- test supports the null hypothesis. A larger t-value means a larger variance in the means of the data, a smaller t-value means less difference between the means. The T table value is 1.0371. This number’s close proximity to 0 concludes that there is no significant difference in the number of coacervates. o we reject the alternative hypothesis, and accept the null.
The strengths of this experiment are that there was the ability to test size and number in the same process. The limitations of the experiment are the accuracy of the measurements and the precision of the concentration of gelatin and gum arabic. If this experiment were replicated, an improvement could be measuring the amount of gelatin and gum arabic precisely. Also more than 1 slide could be made with the same concentration, to ensure accurate

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