Unformatted text preview: done using % error = (actual –theroretical)/theoretical x100. Mine calculation was (1.263-1.000)/1.000 x100 = 26.30 % error. This is a fairly high error, as the ratio should have been 1:1, but was instead 1.263:1. This could be due to the magnesium being burned improperly or for too short of a time, which would skew the results. This lab was useful because it presents a simple method for calculating the empirical formula of a product using a real experiment....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CHM U212 taught by Professor Witten during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.
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