How Galvanized is Your Washer_ Post-lab Report

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How Galvanized is Your Washer? Sidney Sherrill September 7, 2010 CHEM 1310 G09 Luke Johnstone Robert Barentine I commit to uphold the ideals of honor and integrity by refusing to betray the trust bestowed upon me as a member of the Georgia Tech community. Sidney Sherrill
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Discussion Galvanized steel is steel that has been coated with zinc or some other type of protective metal that does not react with water and oxygen and, therefore, does not rust. In this lab the thickness of the zinc coating, or the “galvanization”, of average steel washers was measured. Five different washers were used in hopes of getting both accurate and precise results. To get precise results, a single “master” washer was measured on five different scales. To get accurate results, five different washers were measured on a single scale. The averages of the two weight collections were taken, giving two different average masses. A 100 mL graduated cylinder was used to measure the volume of the washers, which was the most precise
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