Water Contamination Lab

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SCI 207 NEW WEEK 2 LAB 2 WATER QUALITY AND CONTAMINATION http://www.homeworkproviders.com/shop/sci-207-new-week-2-lab-2-water-quality-and-contamination/ Lab 2 – Experiment 1: Effects of Groundwater Contamination Table 1: Water Observations (Smell, Color, Etc.) Beaker Observations 1 To me this is just water, there is no smell. 2 As you pour the oil in the water the oil started to bubble at the top. When stirring the oil turned into smaller bubbles. It looks as if the oil has placed a thick line of film on the water 3 After pouring the vinegar in the water the only change I noticed was that the water seemed to be a shade darker when added it. The water looks like it is clouded some. Other than the smell a person would not be able to tell there has…show more content…
Post-Lab Questions: 1. Restate your hypothesis. Was it confirmed or denied? How do you know? If I put a mixture of potting soil and oil/vinegar/laundry detergent it will make four different types of dirty water. Yes, the experiment did confirm my hypothesis since when I added the soil mixture in it did make four dirty types of filthy water. 2. What affects did each of the contaminants have on the water in the experiment? Which contaminant seemed to have the most potent effect on the water? The effects of the contaminated water were that the mixture showed each water type to have a brown color to them. The water type that seemed to have both a surprising and potent effect was the water and soil mixture. I would have thought with using strictly water and potting soil the water turned the darkest brown out of all the other contaminants that I used for the mixture. The vinegar and soil mixture seemed to have cleaner look to them. 3. On a larger scale, what type of affects would these contaminants have on a town’s water source and the people who drank the

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