Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 2516-2523

Accuracy of analytical results

Karel Eckschlagera and Vladimír Štěpánekb

a Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 250 68
b Environmental Research Centre, 110 00 Prague 1


Negentropy is defined, which characterizes both the precision and the correctness of normally distributed results of quantitative analyses; its properties are discussed and its practical use is proposed in judging and optimizing analytical results.