Why when testing a sample for chlorine residual do I get the same results for 5 ml sample of water as I do with a 10 ml sample, and a 15 ml sample of water using a reagent pack that asks for a 10 ml. The reagent container does not give the weight of the reagent in the packet (it is powder), but I think it might weigh 0.1 grams. I am just using a Hach DR 900 to test the free chlorine residual.
My thinking is if the reagent packet is asking for 10 ml sample of water shouldn't my results differ when using different sample sizes. For the three different volumes of samples, I got a free chlorine residual of 1.00 mg/L for all three sample sizes.
Sorry, the packet is a DPD free chlorine reagent for 10 ml sample. The packet contains Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic, EDTA Disodium Salt, DPD Salt, and Carboxylate Salt.