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Lab Reports

LabReports
Labreportsareduethefollowingweekinthelab
unlessotherwisestatedbytheinstructor.Checkthe
coursewebsite&onlinecalendar.
Hand
Handwritten
writtenlabreportsareacceptable.Itisnot
lab reports are acceptable. It is not
necessarytotypeupyourlabreportonacomputer.
However,ifyouwishtouseyourcomputertogenerate
your lab reports, you will need to pay attention to
yourlabreports,youwillneedtopayattentionto
formattingsuchas:capitalization,andtheuseof
subscriptandsuperscriptwhentypingchemical
formulas and symbols Marks will be deducted for
formulasandsymbols.Markswillbedeductedfor
incorrectspellingandimproperlyformattedchemical
formulasandsymbols.
1. Cover Sheet
1.CoverSheet
Titleofexperiment.
Student'snameandpartner'sname(s)ifthe
St d t' d t ' ( ) if th
experimentwascarriedoutwithpartners.
Date oftheExperiment.
of the Experiment.
Objectiveoftheexperiment(canbecopiedfrom
themanual).
Conclusion (inyourownwords)State,fromyour
observationsandmeasurementstaken,howthe
objectives of the experiment were met See the
objectivesoftheexperimentweremet.Seethe
ConclusionsWritingGuidesectionofthelab
manual.
2.OBSERVATIONS(qualitative)/DATA(quantitative)
.O S O S (qua tat e) / (qua t tat e)
Usethedatasheetsprovidedinthelabmanual.
Recorddataintodatasheetdirectlyinink,noton
Record data into data sheet directly in ink, not on
apieceofscrappaper,noronpapertowels.
Haveyourinstructorcheckandinitialyour
y y
observation/databeforeyouleavethelab.
RemembertoincludetheUNITSofthe
measurementsandrecordthecorrectnumberof
significantfiguresofthemeasurements.
Anymistakesmadeindataentryshouldbe
i k d i d h ld b
crossedoutNEATLYwithafineline.DoNOTuse
white out
whiteout.
3.CALCULATIONS
Showoneexampleofeachtypeof
calculation Calculations can be done in pencil
calculation.Calculationscanbedoneinpencil.
Showallnumbersandunitsusedinall
calculations and record the final answer with
calculationsandrecordthefinalanswerwith
thecorrectnumberofsignificantfigures.
4.GRAPH ifneeded
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5.RELATEDQUESTIONS
5 RELATED QUESTIONS
Thesequestionsshouldbeansweredina
concise and clear manner using proper English
conciseandclearmannerusingproperEnglish
andgrammar.
LabWriteUpExercise
p
SeetheConclusionsWritingGuide
section of the lab manual
sectionofthelabmanual.
PayattentiontoEnglishandgrammar.

Lets practice and rite the concl sion for


Letspracticeandwritetheconclusionfor:

Experiment25 DeterminingthepHofLiquids
Thelabreportshouldinclude:

CoverPage
Theobjectives(copyfromthelabmanual)
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The instructorsigneddatacollectedduringthelab
Theanswer(s)allthequestion(s)inthelabmanual
(unless they are practice
(unlesstheyare practicequestions
questions)).
Conclusion
Letswritetheconclusionfor:
Experiment25 DeterminingthepHofLiquids

Datataken:
Solution Battery
Battery Salt Sprite Ammonia
acid

pH 1.04 7.02 4.13 8.30

Remember,theConclusionsummarizestheresultsand
addressestheobjectives.
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ConsulttheConclusionWritingGuide
Usingnomorethan6or7proper sentences,writeyourconclusionusingthe
suggestedkeywordsforeachlab.Thismeans:
yourconclusionshouldnot soundlikethelabprocedure.
keypointscouldbecombined,summarizedandyourresultsarereported.
yourconclusionshouldbewrittenwithpropergrammar,correctspelling,
andproperuseofsuperscriptandsubscripts.
neveruse'I'my,you,usor'we'inyoursentences.
Afteryou'vewrittenyourconclusion,readitoutloudslowlytomakesurewhat
After you've written your conclusion read it out loud slowly to make sure what
you'vewrittenmakesscientificsense.

Experiment 25 DeterminingthepHofLiquids
Experiment25 Determining the pH of Liquids

Inthisconclusion,includethefollowingkeypointsbyusingthefollowing keywords:
pH
p
Standardize apH meter
Acidic,basic,neutral

Summarizetheclassificationofthesolutionsmeasured
SampleConclusion

ThepHmeterwasstandardizedwithbuffersolutionsofpH=4andpH=7.
ThepHoffivedifferentsolutionsweremeasuredwiththemeter.Belowis
asummaryofthesolutionsmeasuredandtheclassificationofeach
solution as acidic, basic, or neutral.
solutionasacidic,basic,orneutral.

Solution Battery Salt Sprite Ammonia


acid

pH 1 04
1.04 7 02
7.02 4 13
4.13 8 30
8.30
Acidic / acidic neutral acidic basic
/
Basic/
Neutral