Floating Egg Experiment - Experiment 2 The Floating Egg Problem Purpose You are to determine the density(in grams per milliliter of the salt solution to

Floating Egg Experiment - Experiment 2 The Floating Egg...

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Experiment 2 The Floating Egg Problem Purpose You are to determine the density (in grams per milliliter) of the salt solution to “just float” an egg. The goal of the experiment(s) we will be doing is to become directly involved in scientific inquiry. Gaining first-hand knowledge of the processes of scientific inquiry, problem solving, and critical thinking is of equal or greater importance than knowing the “correct” answers to problems. Often, problems do not have a single correct answer; there may be several possible solutions. So, understanding the process of science allows us the ability to address a variety of problems now and in the future. The following problem is designed to further exercise your procedure writing skills and to introduce you to scientific inquiry. Background Chemists use special volumetric glassware in the chemistry laboratory (rather than the ordinary beakers and flasks) when they need high-precision measurements of the volumes of liquids. Understanding the proper use and limitations of such glassware is important in achieving reliable results. Experimental technique and the inherent accuracy of the glassware both affect experimental results. One of your personal goals for this course is to develop sound experimental techniques. In this experiment you will practice using glassware to improve your technique and to solve an important historical problem in practical chemistry.
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  • Fall '08
  • Young
  • Chemistry, Sodium, Sodium chloride, Laboratory glassware, Sodium hydroxide, Floating Egg Problem

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