Full Formal labChemistry 1121
Redox Reaction Laboratory
Complete the following Table:
Arrange the metals in order of increasing ability to act as reducing agents. Include H2 in the series.
The Following Table of Data was completed
The solution was diluted to a light orange. No reaction occurred.
The solution sas diluted to a lighter brown/orange. No reaction occurred.
Orange color formed. A reaction occurred
The solution was diluted to a lighter brown/orange. No reaction occurred.
Deep orange brown color formed. A reaction occurred.
The solution turned a deep brown/orange. A reaction occurred.
Arrange the halogens in order of decreasing ability to act as oxidizing agents.
Fill in the remaining boxes and rank the oxidizing agents from strongest to weakest. R= reaction occurred. NR= No Reaction Occurred.
Fill in the remaining boxes and rank the reducing agents from strongest to weakest.
Write the shorthand electron configurations of the following atoms.
Predict the charge of the most stable ion this atom forms.
Provide the electron configuration for the ion.
Most stable ion
ion electron configuration.
CesiumChemistry 1121/1223 Lab Report Format
Following is the format for the informal and formal lab reports. Please note the following:
• The report should be typed (12 pt font, Times New Roman, double spaced) on
8 ½ x 11 paper.
• Equations and calculations may be hand written.
• Present all sections in the order given.
• The lab report is about the work you did; therefore, the discussion and
conclusions must be based on results obtained in the lab.
• (Academic Misconduct) Copying, manipulation/fabrication of data, plagiarism,
content similarities etc. will not be tolerated and will be heavily penalized. There
will be no distinction between those who copy and those who let others copy
• Any changes to these guidelines will be announced.
• Important: Make a backup copy of your lab before handing it in.
Format for an Informal Report
1: Title Page
2: Introduction – Purpose and relevant equations (chemical and mathematical)
3: Experimental Method
5 : Conclusions
6 : Questions
7 : References
Format for a Formal Report
1 : Title Page
2 : Abstract
3: Introduction – Background and Purpose
4: Materials and Method
Your title page should include all of the following:
• Title of the report
• Your name
• Name(s) of your lab partner(s)
• Your instructor’s name
• Course name (including section number)
• Date of the lab and date that the lab is due.
• Location at which the lab took place
The title page should be typed (minimum 12 font). Use the entire page and ensure that
it is readable and interesting. Optional: If you have suitable graphics that can be
incorporated, please do so.
In one paragraph, state the purpose of the lab and the major findings. Your abstract
should be concise, yet complete; it should provide an overview of your scientific
investigation. By reading the abstract, your reader should have a general idea regarding
the nature of the work, the main experimental findings and the relevance of these finding
to the scientific literature. In general, your abstract should be one paragraph and no
more than 250 words; it should stand-alone. Avoid references in the abstract.
When writing the abstract, you should consider the following:
• Why was the study performed?
• What was the purpose of the experiment?
• What basic methods were used?
• What results were obtained?
• What were the major findings?
Hint: People often find it easier to write the abstract last after the entire report is
Introduction – Background and Purpose
The Introduction is presented in paragraph form. The intention of the introduction is to
“introduce” the topic of the paper. For the formal report it should provide a brief overview
of the literature (background) such that the reader can evaluate and understand the