In an acid-base titration, would temperature conditions be a source of systematic error?

1 Answer
Jan 30, 2016


The answer is yes, but for this we can account.


Volumetric glassware, flasks, burettes, pipettes etc., is routinely calibrated for a given temperature. The next time you use such glassware, look for the calibration. Typically, this will be #+-# half the value of the smallest calibration at laboratory temperature. In other words, trust that the calibration error is less than your random error.