6.03 Calorimetry Lab

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Introduction: In science, mass is basically the amount of "matter" in an object, while weight is a measurement of the gravitational force acting on an object. Weight can be measured with a scale that measures the pull of gravity of the earth on a certain object. However, mass is typically measured by balancing it equally with another known amount of mass. No matter where you are at a specific moment in time, mass will always stay the same. Unlike mass, your weight can differ depending on where you are in the universe. For example, if you have an object with you and you measure its mass, it will be a specific number. Now, if you take that same object and take it to the moon, the mass will still be the same. On the other hand, if you have an object on earth and measure its weight it will be a specific weight. If you…show more content…
Measure the mass of each object using a scale. Your answers will be in grams (g). 2. Find the volume of each object using the metric ruler and the equation: volume equals length x width x height (v = l x w x h) or by using the water displacement method. Your answer will be in cm3 . Round to the nearest tenth. 3. Calculate the density of each object by dividing the mass by the volume. (Use the equation shown above.) Round to the nearest tenth. 4. Record these data on the Report Sheet 1. 5. Obtain the accepted values for the density of each object. Record the values in the spaces provided in Report Sheet 2. 6. Using your calculated density values and the accepted values, find the percent deviation from the accepted value for each object. Use the equation shown in Report Sheet 2. Record all information on Report Sheet 2. a. Label all values with correct units. b. Round answers to the nearest tenth and show all work. Procedure B: 1. Write procedures for determining the density of a liquid at room temperature. 2. Design a report sheet for recording the measurements and calculations used in your procedures. Label this as Report Sheet

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