Define and explain the difference between quantitative and qualitative measurements in chemistry?

1 Answer
May 15, 2018

See explanation.


Quantitative reactions are those that use measurement or numbers; for example, 5 feet, 40 degrees, or a pH of 4.

Qualitative reactions are those that use our five senses to gather data or information; for example, the substance is blue, or feels slippery.

You can use a trick to remember this:

Quantit ative, as in quantity
Qualit ative, as in the qualities of the substance