From: Lucy Dillman <lucydillman**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Basic Laboratory Skills
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 10:13:44 -0700
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I would like to suggest cleaning up or common lab courtesy.  They may need to ask for help to properly clean up after they spill something, but I had so many people come into various workplaces and leave bits of powder or liquid on balance pans, residue around sinks and such.  The following person doesn't know what that substance is or who left it there.  We ended up with balances with pitted pans for example because someone didn't clean up after him/herself.
Lucy Dillman
----- Original Message -----
From: Frankie Wood-Black
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 1:42 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Basic Laboratory Skills

OK - I am working on a few different things all of which require a listing of basic laboratory skills for general chemistry - i.e. those things they should have learned in high school science.  There is no definitive list out there - and in fact - I am not finding a good one at all.

Here is my list:

- measuring to the proper significant figures
- Using a triple beam balance
- Transferring liquids
- mixing liquids and solids
- Heating materials
- smelling a liquid
- Pipeting
- titration
- writing a laboratory report
- using a bunsen burner

What others should be on the list?

Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., REM, MBA
Principal - Sophic Pursuits
6855 Lake Road
Ponca City, OK 74604

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