Lab Explained: Effect of Salinity on Seed Germination

Research Question How does salinity affect the seed germination of Solanum lycopersicum? Introduction Relevance to Real world Covering 14% of Australia and home to over two million people, the Murray Darling Basin is Australia’s largest and most iconic river system (figure 1) (McCormick, 2015). As over one-third of Australia’s food supply is produced by the…

Lab Answers: Uniformly Accelerated Motion (Incline)

Introduction This study focused on an object in motion with uniform acceleration.  Using the Motion Encoder System and LoggerPro, the position, velocity, and time were taken and analyzed with the goal to determine linear and quadratic acceleration.  Interpreting the graphs allowed the discovery of the effect of acceleration due to Earth’s gravity.  This was represented…

Lab Explained: Carbon Dioxide Production by Yeasts under Different Temperatures

Problem: Yeasts undergo aerobic cell respiration if there is sufficient oxygen and releases carbon dioxide as a waste product. Yeasts, like any other cells, have an optimum temperature at which they work most efficiently, including the process of cell respiration. This experiment aims to discover the relation between temperature and the carbon dioxide yield of…

Lab Techniques: Lab Answers

Abstract In this experiment, 1.41M sodium chloride aqueous solution was prepared and quantitatively transferred into a 250ml volumetric flask to further diluted to 0.141M. The transfer was inspected to be complete by attempting to precipitate with silver nitrate solution. Sand was successfully separated from 600ml water by vacuum filtration. The Pasteur pipet was calibrated to…

Properties of Ionic and Molecular Substances Lab

Procedure  Examine the following chemicals at their various stations: NaCl        Ethanol                  CuSO4           NH4NO3                  Kerosene       Sulfur      CaSO4 Ca(NO3)2  Sucrose                  Unknown      O2                          K3Fe(CN)6 Record your observations in a table with the following headings: Name, Formula, Ionic or Molecular, State at RT, Solubility, Colour of Solution, Conductivity of Solution, Melting Point, Boiling Point Analysis Questions Make a…

Temperature of Hot Water and Cooling Rate Lab

Introduction: The rate at which an object cools (i.e. how quickly its temperature decreases) depends upon several factors, including: Surface area Volume Type of insulation Temperature difference with the surroundings For this investigation, the effect of the temperature of water upon the rate of cooling will be investigated. The temperature-drop over 5 minutes (600 seconds)…

Single Displacement Reactions Lab Explained

Purpose: Two observe two different single displacement reactions. Hypothesis: When zinc is added to copper (II) sulfate, a single displacement reaction will take place, creating a solid, copper, and zinc sulfate. When zinc is added to hydrochloric acid, hydrogen gas will be released a solid, zinc chloride, will be formed. Materials: Hydrochloric acid Zinc Copper…