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Unformatted text preview: How to write a lab report The following is a guide to what should be including in each section of your lab report: Purpose A brief statement (1 – 3 sentences) of what you will do in the lab and why. If applicable, it should contain a statement of hypothesis: a guess of the outcome of the experiment. While the Purpose can be a rewording of what is provided in the lab manual, you will get no credit for copying this (or anything else) verbatim from the manual, even with citation. Data, Observations, and Calculations • The number of digits reported in raw numeric data should reflect the accuracy to which it was recorded. • The number of digits reported in calculated values should reflect accuracy based on standard significant digit rules. Intermediate calculations may include up to one extra digit to minimize round off error. When using extra digits you can keep track of which digits are significant by drawing a line over them....
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- Fall '11
- Chemistry, American Chemical Society