# Essay on Laboratory Techniques and Measurements Lab 1 (Labpaq)

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Laboratory Techniques and Measurements Lab 1 The purpose of this lab was for the student to get involved with his or hers new lab kit as well as being able to know, identify and use each other tools provided in the kit. Another key learning aspect of this lab is to teach the student how to measure properly the many units in the SI system. I will be using laboratory dilutions, measurements, and weights to then calculate using algebraic formula. Throughout lab one we were introduced to many different forms of measurement, whether its using a ruler too measure length, a digital scale to measure weight, and also many different sized and shaped flasks to measure different volumes. Another key measurement of this lab was to teach the…show more content…
This lab is all about measurements and recording them properly. The lab first introduces to use the measurement of centimeters, millimeters, and meters to measure different household objects in our everyday life. We were given the task to use the provided ruler and measure a CD, key, spoon, and a fork in centimeters and then convert our findings to give us the appropriate units of millimeters and meters for each object required in the exercise. Data Table 1: Length measurements. | Object | Length (cm) | Length (mm) | Length (m) | CD or DVD | 12cm | 120mm | . .12m | Key | 5.5cm | 55mm | 0.055m | Spoon | 15cm | 150mm | .15m | Fork | 18cm | 180mm | .18m | Lab 1 also teaches us the importance of molecular weight of a substance and how to use that to find the amount of moles of that substance in a solution. For example; in exercise 3 we were asked to weigh 8 grams of sugar and then calculate how many moles of sugar it really was. Using the molecular weight of sugar (C = 12.01 grams/mol, H = 1.008 grams/mole, O = 15.00 grams/mole). We were then able to use this molecular mass of the sugar that we then had to use to calculate and determine the molarity of the sugar