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Unformatted text preview: Appendix 2. Sample Laboratory Write-Up Please note that this is only a sample and does not refer to an actual experiment or actual data! The scenario in this case is that New England Chemical Solutions, Inc. (NECSI) has performed an analysis of some coins purchased by the client, Col. Lector, at a yard sale. To: Col. Lector From: S. Marty Pants, NECSI Investigator Date: August 22, 2009 Re: Gold Coin Analysis On behalf of my colleagues at NECSI, I am pleased to report to you the results of our investigation on the gold coins that you submitted for examination. Fellow investigator Stu Dent and I performed an analysis of the coins and conclude, regretfully, that they are not composed of solid gold. Our analysis involved the determination of the densities for the coins as well as for a standard sample of gold. Density is calculated as the mass divided by the volume. Density is a unique property for a given metal including gold, which has a distinctively larger density than all other metals usually used to make...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2010 for the course CH CH242 taught by Professor Katz during the Spring '10 term at Colby.
- Spring '10