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Long Term Water Monitoring

Introduction

Water sample collection and analysis and the long-term study of a local system or environmental problem can be interesting components of a chemistry course. You will experience both in this experiment.

Objectives

In the Preliminary Activity, you will gain experience using a Temperature Probe, a Conductivity Probe, and a pH Sensor as you measure the temperature, conductivity, and pH of a water sample provided by your instructor. If a Turbidity Sensor and a Dissolved Oxygen Probe are available, you will also measure the turbidity of and the concentration of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the water sample. You may or may not choose to use all five of the sensors as you subsequently research your chosen question.

After completing the Preliminary Activity, you will first use reference sources to find out more about water issues before you choose and investigate a researchable question that involves longterm data collection.

Sensors and Equipment

This investigation features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry

See other experiments from the lab book.

1Physical Properties of Water
2Baking Soda and Vinegar Investigations
3An Investigation of Urea-Containing Cold Packs
4Conductivity of Aqueous Solutions
5Identifying a Pure Substance
6Investigating the Energy Content of Foods
7Investigating the Energy Content of Fuels
8Evaporation and Intermolecular Attractions
9Enthalpy Changes
10Reaction Stoichiometry
11Beer's Law Investigations
12Colligative Properties of Solutions
13Long Term Water Monitoring
14Vapor Pressure and Heat of Vaporization Investigations
15Acid-Base Properties of Household Products
16The Effect of Acid Deposition on Aqueous Systems
17Acid-Base Titrations
18Conductimetric Titrations
19Oxidation-Reduction Titrations
20Investigating Voltaic Cells
21Baking Soda and Vinegar Investigations Revisited
22Reaction Rates
23Enzyme Activity
24Sugar Fermentation by Yeast
25Nuclear Radiation

Investigation 13 from Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry Lab Book

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