





TGA
Thermogravimetric analysis is a method for determining the thermostability and decomposition profiles of materials. It is based on highly accurate determination of mass of a sample during heating. A sample experiment using calcium oxalate demonstrates the principles:
Obtaining quantitative information involves fitting of TGA data using nonlinear least squares software. Indeed, the software that controls the TGA instrument has such fitting routines. However, it is important to understand the mechanics of the fitting. Please read the description of nonlinear fitting of TGA data:
Please answer the prelaboratory questions:
The TGA laboratory experiment does not have a required report. Instead, please complete the work described in the worksheet.
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