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Drug Tests

Experiment #7



Patrol officers pulled over Mr. Yuri Orlow for reckless driving last night at 8:50 p.m. A preliminary breathalyzer test showed that Mr. Orlow was intoxicated. Mr. Orlow consented to a search of the vehicle, in which the officers found traces of a white powder that seemed to have spilled across the leather of the passenger seat. The officers think that Mr. Orlow might have thrown a bag of the unknown substance out the open passenger-side window before pulling over. A search of the snowy road has revealed nothing. The powder has been sent to the lab for testing.


  • Identify an unknown powder using physical and chemical properties.
  • Distinguish between physical and chemical properties.
  • Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative observation.

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