This data was taken for my science fair project, and I would like to know the relationship between spectrophotometer absorbance and cell density (taken manually) of algae after a toxicity test. The different levels of toxicity are IC 0 (no chemical), IC 25, IC 50, IC 100 (the most chemical). The IC value is basically the estimated about of the chemical needed to destroy a certain amount of the population. I took the manual density and absorbancy of four samples of different levels of toxicity.
IC value/Cell densities(cells/ml)/absorbancy:
Based off of these points, I would like to make a calibration curve. But when I do this, the highest r^2 is quadratic. Is this an acceptable calibration curve for finding other densities based off of known absorbances? Or would it have to be linear with a very low r^2?