CHEMISTRY Chemistry Research Report

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• (NOTE: All laboratory reports will be written in
  third person, past tense.)

• I. INTRODUCTION: This section is for stating why
  the experiment was performed and an
  explanation as to why it is necessary to use
  collaborating data. This section should also
  include some historical perspective on the topic
  and the benefits of further research. Along with
  these explanations one should include his
  hypothesis and the methodology used to
  perform the experiment.
• II. APPARATUS AND MATERIAL: This section is subdivided into the three
  areas as follows:
•    A. Apparatus

•        This is a list of the hardware used in an experiment such as a beaker.
•        1. 200 ml Beaker
•        2. 1 - Thermometer
•        3. Etc.

•     B. Materials

•         This is a list of substances used and consumed in an experiment such as Sodium

•          1. 0.25 g. NaCl
•          2. 1.50 g Water.
•          3. Etc
•   . C. Diagram

•        This is a drawing of the set up of the experiment with all parts labeled. Each diagram
    must be identified as to what it is showing. (NOTE: It should be place right here.)
• III. PROCEDURE: This section is for the purpose of explaining how
  the experiment was performed. A good way to begin is by
  writing “ Set up the apparatus according to diagram 1.” The next
  step is to describe what was done in the proper order.

• IV. RESULTS: This section is for reporting what was determined
  from the experiment and research. This is reported in the
  following four ways.

•      A. Qualitative Results: This is a statement on what the results
    showed from performing the experiment, and the concept

•    B. Qualitative Results: This is where all data, mathematics, and
  graphs are shown to back up the qualitative statement.
• 1. Data Table
•        2. Calculations
•        3. Graphs
•    C. Collaborating Data: This is the section where the research information
    is inserted. The student must find an experiment from a source that
    experimentally reaches the same conclusion but with an entirely different

•        Example: The student System is using a thiocyanate and Iron Ionic
    reaction to measure an equilibrium constant but the collaborating data is
    from an experiment with a gaseous system like Nitric oxide and hydrazine.

•     D. Interpretation: This is the section where the student explains the
    data, graphs, calculations and collaborating data. This is not the same as a
    qualitative statement.

•        Example: The data from the student and the calculations along with
    the researched data indicate that an equilibrium constant can be
    determined by dividing the product of the reactants by the product of the
    reactants raised to the power of the coefficients in a balanced chemical
•   V. CONCLUSION: This section is for stating the success of the experiment, what
    was learned, and if the reason for doing this experiment was met and if the
    hypothesis was proven or disproved.

•   VI. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Use the following format for citing sources of information.

•      A. Text or other book:

•   Author’s last name, First Initial, Title of Book (underlined), “Name of section,
    chapter or article (in quotations),” Volume, Copyright, pages.

•      B. Article or pamphlet:

•   The same as above only if something is not there then delete it from the citation.

•      C. Correspondence:

•   Person’s Last name, First name, person’s academic credentials, employment, date
    and time of interview, place of Interview.

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