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MOISTURE CONTENT DETERMINATION

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MOISTURE CONTENT  DETERMINATION LABORATORY No. 1 ROB WYMAN 01/29/2008
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Cover Letter . . . . . . . . . .       3 Data Sheet . . . . . . . . . . .       4 Introduction and Objectives . . . . . . . .       5 Experimental Equipment . . . . . . . 5 Experimental Procedure . . . . . . . .       6 Experimental Results and Interpretation . . . . . .       7 Discussion of Problems and Suggested Causes . . . . .       7
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Conclusion . . . . . . . . . .       7 References . . . . . . . . . . .       7 Cover Letter After recording the data, we entered our information into the following table: Container No. 1 2 3 4 Mass of cup  and wet soil 65.45 48.41 53.40 50.21
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Mass of cup +  dry soil 62.75 46.94 51.87 48.48 Mass of cup 42.60 36.39 41.07 36.11 Mass of dry soil 20.15 10.55 10.80 12.37 Mass of water 2.7 1.47 1.53 1.73 Moisture  Content (w%) 13.99 13.93 14.17 13.98 All values are expressed in grams, other than percentage We found that the average moisture content is 14.02%.  Please refer to the next page  for all recorded data on the data sheet.
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Introduction and Objectives This laboratory covers the experimental determination of the moisture content of  soil by mass.  The moisture content of a material is defined as the ratio of the water in a  given mass to the mass of the solid material.  The standard temperature for the oven in  the drying of the soil used in this experiment is 110 ® C.  In this experiment we are to 
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