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Chemistry Lab Resources (for CHM 1XX and 2XX Labs)   Tags: chemistry  

Here you can find tips about organizing your lab notebook, how to effectively create graphs and table for lab reports, places to locate protocols and property information, and how to properly cite resources.
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Chemical Lab Resources

  • Organizing your lab notebook
    Read tips for best practices in maintaining a proper and professional lab notebook.
  • Parts of a lab report
    A good lab report has 7 sections. Read about them here.
  • Writing your lab report
    How is writing a lab report different than writing a term paper? What are some characteristics of a good lab report? Find tips and guidance here.
  • Graphs/Tables
    What are common types of graphs and tables? How do I create professional looking graphs/tables? What do I consider when I am interpreting graphs/tables from others?
  • Common Calculations
    Review common calculations you will have to make in your labs and lab reports, such as molarity, percent composition, stoichiometry, limiting reagent, and more.
  • Citing your sources
    Why should I cite my sources? What style should I use? Examples? Answers are here.
  • Finding chemical properties
    Need to find a boiling point or spectra? Start here.
  • Lab techniques, instrumentation, and protocols
    How does an NMR instrument work? What is the theory behind GC/MS? Go here to find more information about the instruments and techniques you use in your labs.
  • Chemical safety
    Lab Safety Tutorial, general safety guidelines, MSDS, chemical incompatibilities...
 

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