How to swap graph axis' for large amounts of data?

MR09

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Hi there,

I have done an experiment that measures the rate of a chemical reaction at different concentrations (as concentration increases so does the rate of reaction). The rate of reaction is measured by comparing time (milliseconds) with the opacity of the solution (the solution becomes cloudy as the reaction progresses and thus each concentration will reach a low opacity of 0 faster/slower depending on the concentration) - in reality the minimum opacity was closer to ~0.5 but you get the point.

The data was tabulated as follows:
Time (ms)Trial 0.025molTrial 0.05molTrial 0.1molTrial 0.2molTrial 0.3mol
0​
3.89​
3.85​
4.156667​
4.123333​
3.816667​
500​
3.886667​
3.85​
4.15​
4.103333​
3.776667​
1000​
3.886667​
3.843333​
4.136667​
4.073333​
3.733333​
1500​
3.886667​
3.83​
4.106667​
4.043333​
3.68​
..................
A scatter plot was created:
1630492803803.png

Since concentration is my independent variable and time is my dependent variable, time should be on the y axis. I am having difficulties on swapping the axis' of the scatter plot and was wondering if anyone has some suggestions. When I go to 'switch row/column' I get an error message "The max number of data series per chart is 255.

Ideally the new table would look like this:
Time05001000...500000
Opacity at 1st concentration
...
Opacity at 5th concentration
Where time would be on the y axis and each concentration would be on the x axis.

Thanks
 

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Jon Peltier

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What are you trying to plot?

In your chart, Time is the independent variable, and Opacity is the dependent variable, so the X and Y axes are appropriate. Concentration is also an independent variable, but it isn't plotted on an axis, instead it is used to identify different time series.
 

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