Laboratory Techniques and Measurements Essay

1287 Words Mar 26th, 2012 6 Pages
Lab #3
January 30, 2012

1. Title: Laboratory Techniques and Measurements

2. Purpose: The purpose of this lab is to learn laboratory techniques and to how to measure precisely. During this lab I will learn how to measure length, temperatures, volume, density, and mass using laboratory equipment. I will be using laboratory equipment to prepare dilutions and calculate them while using an algebraic formula.

3. Procedure: In order to perform this lab I needed the following materials: a metric ruler, table salt, small number of ice cubes, piece of string, flame source, rubbing alcohol, tap water, distilled water, paper, colored liquid drink, 100mL glass beaker, burner-fuel, burner-stand, 25 mL cylinder, 25mL volumetric
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Observe and note the colour and intensity of the drink (solution). The solution’s coloring prior to adding water was a bright red color. b. Observe and note the color and intensity. After adding the distilled water to the solution the color starts to slowly dim to a lighter, and lighter red. Towards the end of adding droplets the solution surprised me because the coloring actually separated. As the
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