Notebook - a. Title: Use a brief, concise but clear...

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The Laboratory Notebook The laboratory notebook is a record of your work in the laboratory. It should be maintained in such a way that you or your reader can easily reconstruct the experiment. Obtain a hard-covered notebook with sewn pages. Reserve the FIRST SEVEN PAGES for a TABLE OF CONTENTS. It will be convenient if the pages are already numbered, because each page in the laboratory notebook must be numbered. Enter the data on which work was done; work from more than one day can be entered on a page. Give each experiment a clear title. Record all information directly into the notebook using permanent ink. Do not copy data form scraps of paper, paper towels or other notebooks. Never obliterate a notebook entry. If an error is made, mark through the word or number with a single line, record the correct entry above or to the right of the incorrect entry and enter a brief statement reminding you of the reason the entry is in error. Form for Laboratory Book.
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Unformatted text preview: a. Title: Use a brief, concise but clear descriptive title. b. Procedure: Provide a detailed narrative of the procedure you performed, but be sure to reference any published procedures used. It is also helpful to sketch the experimental set-up if it is unusual. c. Raw Data: Enter all of your data directly into the notebook. Be sure to provide headings and descriptors for your data. d. Calculations: Develop an equation to show how your calculations are to be made and show each calculation as a substituted statement in your equation. e. Analysis of Data: Determine the mean, the range, the mean deviation from the mean in ppt and the standard deviation. Estimate the confidence limit at the 95% confidence limit where appropriate. f. Conclusions: Comment-on the quality of your work and provide suggestions for improving the experiment. g. Questions: Answer any questions assigned as part of the experiment....
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course CHEM 3510 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Valdosta State University .

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