Water Contamination Lab Report

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Lab 2 – Water Quality and Contamination
Experiment 1: Effects of Groundwater Contamination
Table 1: Water Observations (Smell, Color, Etc.)
Beaker Observations
1 There was no smell
2 When I pour the oil in the water I noticed the oil started to bubble to the top. So I got to stir the oil that’s when there were smaller bubbles. As I smell the water there was no smell to the water. Putting the vinegar I didn’t smell anything but I did see the water was a change it was dark that’s when I added the vinegar

I added the detergent and it look like a cloud with bubbles.

The water at this time was turing brown at this time it had a smell of the potting soil.
6 The water was clean but with a light brown color it was not a bad smell
7 After the mixture between the water and vinegar mixer it was a color of a light brown between grey it was clean.
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Develop a hypothesis on the ability of your filtration technique to remove contaminants.

Hypothesis = For this dirty water can be treated it will then be clean and drinkable water

2. Based on the results of your experiment, would you reject or accept the hypothesis that you produced in question 1? Explain how you determined this.

Accept/Reject = If this dirty water can be treated it will then be clean and drinkable water. It was confirmed “dirty” water it was dark brown and had a smell to it and it was not drinkable. After I filtered the dirty water it looks clean the dirt out of the water and now the water looks clean so it could be drinking.

3. What are the differences in color, smell, visibility, and so forth between the “contaminated” water and the “treated” water?

Answer = As for the difference for this two that it’s clear it looks cloudy and it looks like regular water. And it looks clear. I believe the contaminated water look dark brown and it smelled like soil potting and it was dirty. After the potting water it moved to the top of the
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