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# Angka Penting (Significant Figures) Limit Deteksi (Limit of Detection)/ Limit kuantifikasi (Limit of Quantification) Sensitifitas (Sensitivity)

Significant Figures

## What is a significant figure?

Angka penting adalah semua angka yang diperoleh dari hasil pengukuran, yang terdiri dari angka eksak dan satu angka terakhir yang ditaksir (approximate). Bilangan penting diperoleh dari kegiatan mengukur, sedangkan bilangan eksak diperoleh dari kegiatan membilang.

## What is a significant figure?

There

are 2 kinds of numbers: Exact: the amount of money in your account. Known with certainty.

## When to use Significant figures

If you measured the width of a paper with your ruler you might record 21.7cm. To a mathematician 21.70, or 21.700 is the same.

21.700

## But, to a scientist 21.7cm and 21.700 cm is NOT the same

If

you used an ordinary ruler, the smallest marking is the mm, so your measurement has to be recorded as 21.7cm.

## How do I know how many Significant Figures?

Rule:

All digits are significant starting with the first non-zero digit on the left.

## How do I know how many Significant Figures?

Exception

to rule: In whole numbers that end in zero, the zeros at the end are not significant.

7 1

40
0.5

1
1

0.00003

1
1

x 105 7,000,000
7

## How do I know how many Significant Figures?

nd 2

Exception to rule: If zeros are sandwiched between non-zero digits, the zeros become significant.

## How do I know how many Significant Figures?

3rd

Exception to rule: If zeros are at the end of a number that has a decimal, the zeros are significant.

## How do I know how many Sig Figs?

3rd

Exception to rule: These zeros are showing how accurate the measurement or calculation are.

## How many sig figs here?

1.2 2 4 3 3 4 2100 56.76 4.00 0.0792 7,083,000,000 2

## How many sig figs here?

3401 4 5 3 3 6 2100 2100.0 5.00 0.00412 8,000,050,000 2

## What about calculations with sig figs?

Rule:

When adding or subtracting measured numbers, the answer can have no more places after the decimal than the LEAST of the measured numbers.

2.45cm

7.432cm

## Multiplication and Division

Rule:

When multiplying or dividing, the result can have no more significant figures than the least reliable measurement.

A couple of examples
56.78

## cm x 2.45cm = 139.111 Round to 139cm2

2 cm

75.8cm

x 9.6cm = ?

Hitung :

(104.250 x 2.26) / 15.553 = ? (0.002450 x 0.1478) / 0.120 = 4.0 x 10^4/ 1.15 x 10^4 =
2.0 x 307 = 50 / 3.0069 =

Sensitivity

The sensitivity of a measuring instrument is its ability to detect quickly a small change in the value of a measurement.

Sensitivity

A measuring instrument that has a scale with smaller divisions is more sensitive.

Sensitivity

As an example, the length of a piece of wire is measured with rulers A and B which have scales graduated in intervals of 0.1 cm and 0.5 cm respectively, as shown in Figure below. Which of the rulers is more sensitive?

Sensitivity

Results: Ruler A: Length = 4.8 cm Ruler B: Length = 4.5 cm Ruler A is more sensitive as it can measure to an accuracy of 0.1 cm compared to 0.5 cm for ruler B

Sensitivity

4 In addition to the size of the divisions on the scale of the instrument, the design of the instrument has an effect on the sensitivity of the instrument. For example, a thermometer has a higher sensitivity if it can detect small temperature variations. A thermometer with a narrow capillary and a thin-walled bulb has a higher sensitivity.

## The slope of the calibration curve at the concentration

of interest is known as calibration sensitivity. Y = ax + b S = mc + Sbl S = measured signal; c= analyte concentration; Sbl = blank signal; m = sensitivity (Slope of line) Analytical sensitivity () = m/ss m = slope of the calibration curve ss = standard deviation of the measurement

## Limit of Detection (LOD)

IUPAC: LOD: The smallest amount or concentration of analyte that can be detected statistically

## Limit of Detection (LOD)

IUPAC:

LOD: the smallest concentration or absolute amount of analyte that has a signal significantly larger than the signal arising from a reagent blank

## Limit of Detection (LOD)

LOD

is the lowest amount of analyte in a sample which can be detected but not necessarily quantitated as an exact value.

## Limit of Detection (LOD)

LOD Implies that there may be a gray area where the analyte is sometimes detected and sometimes not detected.

## Calculation of LOD (1)

The analytes signal at the detection limit, (SA)LOD

## (SA)LOD = Sreag + zsreag

Sreag : the signal for a reagent blank sreag : the known standard deviation for the reagent blanks signal z : factor accounting for the desired confidence level (typically, z is set to 3)

## Calculation of LOD (1)

LOD is calculated based on (SA)LOD divided with slope of calibration graph (a)

y = ax + b (SA)LOD = a * LOD + b

y a b x

## Limit of Quantification (LOQ)

LOQ: The smallest concentration or absolute amount of analyte that can be reliably determined (American Chemical Society)

## (SA)LOQ = Sreag + 10sreag

y = ax + b (SA)LOQ = a * LOQ + b

## Calculation of LOD (2)

Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N) method Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N) is a dimensionless measure of the relative strength of an analytical signal (S) to the average strength of the background instrumental noise (N)

S/N = 3

## Calculation of LOD (2)

Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N) method

Noise

## Calculation of LOD (2)

Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N) method

y = ax + b 3N = a * LOD + b

## Calculate LOD of Ga, Ge, and In

Ion Count (CPS) Ga blank 1 29.78 Ge 9.08 In 18.67

blank 2
blank 3 blank 4 blank 5 blank 6

30.53
25.91 27.73 29.82 29.11

9.50
10.79 10.16 9.78 10.09

23.34
28.41 20.025 23.49 31.93

blank 7
blank 8 blank 9 blank 10 Std 1 (1 ppb) Std 2 (2 ppb ) Std 3 (3 ppb )

25.31
28.63 26.21 30.04 250.87 499.68 773.46

12.52
11.188 13.22 12.56 43.07 77.36 109.43

23.80
24.72 17.21 23.86 60.56 108.95 151.83