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Heath, p 617

Additional reference: Excel for Chemists, E J Billo, John Wiley, p 73 & 205

Solving Systems of Linear Equations using Matrix Operations:

Technologists, engineers and even business men are required to solve systems of linear

equations. Chemical applications include material balance problems and deconvolution of

overlapping UV/Vis spectra. For example, after taking measurements across a distillation

column, the following set of linear equations were generated.

0.75D + 0.02U = 12

0.25D + 0.98U = 88

where D = kg/hr Distillate, U = kg/hr Underflow

To solve for the values of D and U, the student may use the familiar process of rearranging one

equation in terms of one unknown, then substituting this unknown into the other equation to

obtain one equation in one unknown, which is solvable. This process is adequate for simple

problems, but for more complex systems of equations, involving numerous equations and

unknowns, matrix operations are often used.

In the chemistry lab a matrix is a multi-component chemical mixture/solution but in

mathematical terms, a matrix is simply a rectangular array of numbers. The coefficients and

constants of a set of linear equations are written in rectangular arrays (matrices). Then row-bycolumn multiplications are performed to solve for the variables (unknowns). These row-bycolumn operations (algorithms) are tedious when performed by hand, but are easily performed by

scientific calculators and computer software such as MS Excel. [An algorithm is simply an

explicit series of steps.]

General Procedure for Solving Linear Equations with Matrices:

1. Convert the system of equations into two matrices; a matrix of the coefficients of the

variables and a matrix of the constants, for example:

2x 2y = 4

3x + 5y = 14

2.

4

and

5

14

A

B

2

3

[B] = [matrix of constants]

x

[X] = [A]-1 [B]

In algebra, binomial expressions are multiplied using the FOIL algorithm, e.g.,

(a + b) (c + d) = ac + ad + bc + bd).

With matrices, the algorithm for multiplication is a row by column operation, i.e., first in the

row by first in the column plus second in the row by second in the column and so on.

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a

c

b A

d C

B

(aA bC)

D

(cA dC)

(bB bD)

(cB dD)

With real numbers, 1 is the multiplicative identity, i.e., 1 A = A.

1

1

C

A

C

D

0

With 3 3 matrices,

1

0

D

0

1

0

0

0

With real numbers, (1/A) is the inverse of A, i.e., A (1/A) = 1

With matrices, matrix A, when multiplied by its inverse matrix, A-1, equals the identity matrix, I.

That is: [A] [A-1] = I. The identity matrix has the following general form:

d

a b D

c d c

b

D 1 0 where: D = ab-bc and D 0

a 0 1

D is called the Determinant of a matrix.

It is beyond the scope of this course to spend time studying these or other matrix operations.

Fortunately, finding the inverse of a matrix of coefficients and multiplying it by a matrix of

constants is easily performed by MS Excel.

Solving Systems of Linear Equations using Matrix Operations in MS Excel:

It is necessary to obtain one independent equation for each unknown. This can be represented by

a square matrix. For example: 3 equations for 3 unknowns yields a 3 3 matrix, 4 equations

for 4 unknowns yields a 4 4 matrix, etc.

Independent equations relate different properties of a system. Multiplying an equation by a

constant produces a new equation but not an independent equation.

In general:

AX = B

B = a matrix of constants

X = a matrix of solutions, e.g., (x, y, z), etc.

Rearranging gives:

X=A-1B

AA-1 = I

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The equation, X=A-1B, means that multiplying the inverse of a coefficient matrix (A-1) by the

constants matrix (B) yields the matrix of solutions for the unknowns (X), e.g., (x,y,z).

Creating an Inverse Matrix of a 33 Matrix in Excel:

With the coefficient matrix in cells A2:C4 and with the constants matrix in cells D2:D4,

select an array area of empty cells (33), then choose Insert, Function, Math & Trig,

MINVERSE, OK, click the collapse button, select the cells of the coefficients matrix,

Enter, CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER (instead of clicking OK, otherwise a single value

rather than a matrix of values will be returned).

Obtaining the Solution Matrix, i.e., X=A-1B:

Select an array area (3 1), Insert, Function, Math & Trig, MMULT, OK, click the

collapse button, select the A-1 array, click the collapse button for Array 2, select the array

of constants, Enter, CTRL + SHIFT, + ENTER

OR

Without displaying A-1, select an array area for the solution matrix, X (3 1).

In the formula bar type:

=MMULT(MINVERSE(A2:C4),D2:D4) Then CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER.

The syntax of this combined calculation derives from the syntax of the individual

functions:

MMULT(array1, array2) which multiplies two matrices and

MINVERSE(array) which returns the inverse of a matrix

Mixing and distillation (separation) problems are particularly easy to solve by matrix

inversion.

Once a solution is obtained, new solutions are instantly generated when any of the data cells

are changed (as for example correcting data inputs or even solving a new system of linear

equations.

Always check your solutions by substituting the values of the variables into an equation to

ensure the solutions work, i.e., left side = right side of the equation.

Note that these matrix operations only work for square matrices, 22, 33, 44, etc. Thus

matrix operations could not solve a system of equations in which there are more unknowns

than equations. However, bear in mind that unless at least one independent equation is

obtained for each unknown, the problem is not solvable by any algebraic method. If on the

other hand, one has more independent equations than unknowns, these matrix methods can

be applied. For example, if you have 4 independent equations and only 3 unknowns, then

only use 3 of the equations for the matrix solution.

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A plant engineer wishes to calibrate the flow meters in the Distillate and Underflow of a

distillation column that is used to purify methanol in a mixture of alcohols. He asks a chemical

technologist for assistance. The engineer sets the column Feed rate at 100 lb/min. The

technologist obtained samples from the Feed, Distillate and Underflow of the distillation column

and analyzed them by Gas Chromatography to determined the concentrations shown in the table

below. What are the flow rates of distillate and underflow? Solve this using matrices.

Feed

Distillate

Underflow

Methanol (%w)

50.0

96.0

38.5

Ethanol (%w)

30.0

2.0

37.0

1-Propanol (%w)

20.0

2.0

24.5

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Analysis of Spectra of Mixtures: (Reference: Excel for Chemists, E J Billo, John Wiley, p343)

If the spectra of pure components are available/obtainable, the spectrum of a mixture of

components can be analyzed to determine the concentrations of the individual components. If

the mixture contains N components, then absorbance measurements at N suitable wavelengths

are needed to solve the set of N linear equations in N unknowns.

In spectrophometric analysis, we try to select a unique wavelength for each analyte. This is not

always possible. Impurities (not always removable) cause positive interference if they absorb at

the same wavelength as the analyte. It is not uncommon for a student to report a product

recovery of 110%. Clearly this is incorrect. It may be due to analytical error but is often due to

the presence of more than one compound absorbing at the chosen wavelength. Visible and UV

scans often reveal broad absorption bands and hence several bands may overlap. The absorbance

of overlapping bands are additive. The Beer-Lambert law (A = elc) provides the basis of our

calculation. We will use 1 cm cells so the term, l, can be dropped from the equation.

Consider the case of Co+2 and Ni+2. Co has max at 510 nm and Ni at 394 nm. Both species

produce broad absorption bands overlapping the others at both values of max. Since their visible

spectra overlap, the total absorbance measured at either max will be given by the following

equations:

Atotal = ACo + ANi

Atotal = eCoconc Co + eNiconc Ni

Note that there are 2 unknowns in this equation: conc Co and conc Ni, so we need a second

equation (2 equations for 2 unknowns).

The molar extinction coefficients (molar absorptivities), eCo and eNi, are calculated after

measuring the absorbance of prepared, single-component, standard solutions at both

wavelengths

The absorbance of the mixed solution (Atotal) is then read at both wavelengths. This will

provide data to generate 2 independent equations for the 2 unknowns (the concentrations

of Co and Ni in the mixture).

Write the 2 equations and their corresponding matrices and solve for the concentrations

of Co and Ni in the mixture by matrix inversion and matrix multiplication.

This can be applied to 3, 4, or more component systems as well. One good example is

that of m-nitroaniline, azobenzene and benzoic acid. Apply this to your organic lab and

show your work by handing in the spread sheet and scans with your lab report.

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