Lab Reports 1-1

Lab Reports 1-1 - Format for General Chemistry Laboratory...

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Format for General Chemistry Laboratory Reports Chemistry 53/54 – Spring 2010 Beginning Questions . What will I do? A pre-laboratory discussion helps to define beginning questions to investigate experimentally. After reading the laboratory material, write a question or two that can be answered by doing the experiment. Often the questions are in the form of a quantitative relationship. Sometimes the questions are qualitative in nature. Acceptable examples are: How does the length of the non-polar region of a molecule relate to the equilibrium constant? How does the reaction demonstrate equilibrium? How does the amount of compound dissolved in water affect ΔH rxn ? Unacceptable examples are: What is the limiting reagent? What color is my product? “Why” questions cannot be answered by doing the lab experiment and are considered nonproductive. For example: Why are there buffers? Why do we use a buret? Questions regarding procedure are not useful. (An example would be: How do I set up a vacuum filtration apparatus?) Most of the time, students will need to share data in order to
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