• CHEMISTRY LABORATORY RESEARCH REPORT
• (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
• 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.