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Gravimetric analysis describes a set of methods in analytical chemistry for the quantitative determination of an analyte based on the mass of a solid. A simple example is the measurement of solids suspended in a water sample. In order for the analysis to be accurate , certain conditions must be met :

The precipitate must be easily filtered In most cases, the analyte must first be converted to a solid by precipitation with an appropriate reagent. The precipitate can then be collected by filtration, washed, dried to remove traces of moisture from the solution, and weighed. The amount of analyte in the srcinal sample can then be calculated from the mass of the precipitate and its chemical composition. There are two ways to bring the particles closer together and increase the probability of coagulation and at the same time to get more precipitate, firstly, encourage digestion by heating and increasing the electrolyte concentration by washing with a reagent which will go off as a gas during process. In this experiment, alloy is reacted with nitric acid and produced the precipitate of tin(IV) oxide hydrate which is metastannic acid : 3Sn + H

The carbon from the filter paper has to be heat first at lower temperature and let the gas goes off from the crucible. It is because the tin(IV) oxide easier reducing to tin. Normally the colour of the precipitate is white but it is rare to get because the presence of some impurities.

Gravimetric analysis of tin alloy is a method of quantitative analysis in which the alloy gets precipitated from its solution by using suitable reagent (nitric acid). The precipitate obtained from the reagent is collected by filtration. The filtrate is washed and dried to remove moisture and other impurities are weighed. The mass of the element, ion or radical in the srcinal substance can then be readily calculated from the knowledge of the formula of the compound and the relative atomic masses of the constituent elements. In this experiment, the purpose of heating the solution on a hot plate until its volume becomes 5-10ml is to increase the particles size for easier filtering. This is usually referred to as digestion where the coagulation of metastannic acid precipitate into a filterable form. There are some error occurred when our experiment is going on. There might have some error of the mass of impurities get because of the leakage of the filter paper. Some of the filtrate is flowed away through the small leakage of the filter paper. So the mass of impurities that we get is less than the actual mass that we should get. Moreover, some filtrate might be still left in the flask and not being transferred to the filter also. From this experiment, we found that the content of tin in alloy is only 37.67% because of these errors occurred. Thus, the desired substance must be completely precipitated and the precipitate must have a low solubility for a perfect gravimetric analysis. The solubility of precipitate can be further decreased by decreasing the temperature of the solution such as using an ice bath. The final product should have less impurity and should be filtered and dried to get the actual weight of moisture which does not show any error in the final result.

This is because there are certain criteria to undergo gravimetric analysis. Firstly, the ion being analyzed should be completely precipitated. Secondly, the precipitate must be a pure compound. Lastly, the precipitate should be easily filtered.