Chem 3000 -- Fall 2009 -- John Marohn -- Lecture 2 -- Keeping a Notebook

Chem 3000 -- Fall 2009 -- John Marohn -- Lecture 2 -- Keeping a Notebook

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Chemistry 3000 Cornell University Fall 2009 A perfectly mediocre Chemistry 300 laboratory notebook p. 1 of 9
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Chemistry 3000 Cornell University Fall 2009 Keep it simple! This is an OK summary. I could have provided a little more detail. Now I’m noting the lot numbers! Could use a literature reference … p. 2 of 9
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Chemistry 3000 Cornell University Fall 2009 Work up your data as soon as you can – to spot errors. Scratch calculations are OK. Show me what you are thinking … Put a box around important numbers so they are easy to find. p. 3 of 9
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Chemistry 3000 Cornell University Fall 2009 Use TABLES to organize your data. Note that all the numbers have UNITS (mL etc). Notice now I enter the starting value first, below the final value to make it easy to subtract. I can make observations below the table if I need. Work up your data right away … p. 4 of 9
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Chemistry 3000 Cornell University Fall 2009 Title and date every page Simple statement of the goals in words.
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Unformatted text preview: A diagram + list can be enough to summarize the procedure. I can reproduce the experiment from this! Oops! I forgot to note the lot number of the chemical. p. 5 of 9 Chemistry 3000 Cornell University Fall 2009 Before doing a detailed calculation, do a back-of-the-envelope estimate I credit my colleagues. Its clear that Im working up their data. I should have referenced their notebook page as well as the date. Tell me what youre doing in words . Reference the table in the book that you are using. p. 6 of 9 Chemistry 3000 Cornell University Fall 2009 State your conclusions in PLAIN ENGLISH in words. p. 7 of 9 Chemistry 3000 Cornell University Fall 2009 Calibration of 5 mL pipettes N = 95 measurements Frequency Water mass [g] Water mass [g] p. 8 of 9 Chemistry 3000 Cornell University Fall 2009 p. 9 of 9...
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Chem 3000 -- Fall 2009 -- John Marohn -- Lecture 2 -- Keeping a Notebook

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