After completing this activity, students will be able to:
- explain the differences between external standard and standard addition calibration.
- identify when the use of an internal standard is necessary.
- discuss the merits and drawbacks of each type of calibration.
- calculate the concentration of an analyte given raw data using any combination of calibration methods (external standard, standard addition, and/or internal standard).
- develop an appropriate calibration method when faced with a real world analytical problem.
Rebecca Hunter, The College of New Jersey (firstname.lastname@example.org)