Recording and Graphing Data

Recording and Graphing Data

Chemistry is an experimental science and, as such, involves performing experiments and recording data. In this sense data refers to both measurements (numerical) and observations (non-numerical). Since interpretations of data are often made at a later date, or by other people, it is essential that the data be recorded properly. Fortunately, there are many conventions (a convention is a commonly agreed upon practice, rule or method) which make recording data easier.

1. General Notebook Rules

2. Common Notebook Sections

3. Specifics About Recording Data

4. Graphing Data