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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego CHEM 6BL Course Instructor: Dr. S. Berniolles Page 1 CHEM 6BL Laboratory Report Writing Guide Specific instructions on what to include and how to write a lab report are available in the “Laboratory Notebook and Laboratory Report Writing Guidelines” section included in the CHEM 6BL Online Lab Manual Introduction. This laboratory report writing guide provides also some useful information to help you understand the lab report format requirements in this laboratory class. The Excel Graphing Guide posted on WebCT provides specific graphing instructions for each relevant experiment. Before Each Experiment Write in your notebook a synopsis of the experimental procedure that will serve to help you be well prepared for lab and be aware of potential safety hazards. During The Experiment Any data and (visible) observations that are relevant to the experiment must be written down directly in your lab notebook (not on a loose piece of paper!!!). Every page of raw data must be turned in to your TA before the end of lab. This is the only proof we have that you have done the work! If you do not turn in your data at the end of the period, it will be assumed that you have not done this work. Do not let this happen! It is also strongly recommended that you do some 'quick-and-dirty' calculations in your "raw data" to see if your numbers are even in the ballpark. After The Experiment: The Lab Report Start the "formal" lab report (i.e., Abstract through Discussion -does not include raw data) on a fresh (new) page. When writing your lab report, use 3 rd person (i.e., "passive" voice) and past tense (e.g., you should say: "A titration was performed. .." rather than "I performed a titration. ..") Leave room for the Abstract section (approx. half a page): you will complete it last . Write your Introduction Start off with the purpose of the experiment (should be fairly detailed). You must then discuss the methods, theoretical background and fundamental concepts covered in the experiment. Include any relevant chemical/mathematical equations and chemical structures. The lecture notes posted on WebCT and the introduction section of
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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego CHEM 6BL Course Instructor: Dr. S. Berniolles Page 2 the lab manual will be useful when you write this section of the lab report. However, do not simply “regurgitate” the lab manual!!!! You must write your introduction in your OWN words!!!!!! Next is the
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