Lab 2 Technical Abstract

Lab 2 Technical Abstract - Technical Abstract (The amount...

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Technical Abstract (The amount of Nitrate in the trough killed Bevo.) Mindy McDuffie, Allan Ready, and Ms. Hye Jin Chun (T.A.) Introduction Prior to death, judged to be the result of asphyxiation, Bevo presented symptoms associated with nitrate poisoning, including a rapid pulse, tremors, and rapid, difficult and loud breathing. Autopsy revealed chocolate colored mucous and blood. While low levels of nitrate are used as building blocks for growth, large amounts are toxic. Cattle and other grazing animals are susceptible to nitrate poisoning when it accumulates in plants or water sources. Materials and Methods Samples of vegetation and water are issued in order to test for nitrate. Through the serial dilutions of potassium nitrate, a guide to the definition of the colors of the nitrate test strips is obtained. In order to do this, two samples of potassium nitrate are measured to specific volumes and new solution samples of differing concentrations are obtained. Concentrations of these new
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course CHEM 111 taught by Professor Ta during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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