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Guys... i am in my senior year and my ib exams are next year. anyways for my extended essay  i have chosen chemistry and I am doing basically

 

Gas chromatogram analysis of concentrations of toluene in common household products

 

this includes basically glues, paints, paint thinner, nail polish. I chose six samples and did the experiment. However the apparatus I used was automatic i.e. i didnt have to do much. I just had to make samples in vials, seal them and place them in the machine. the machine would then pick the vial, put it in the oven and heat it for 15 min. Then it would take out 1cm3 of the sample and inject it into the gas chromatogram and a graph would be shown on the computer comple with detection of compound and the concentration and even the area percentage. Now that i have the data for the 6 samples i am sort of confused. I do not know how to frame the essay and make it a worth whil einvestigation. the topic is basicaly the risk we have and dealing with solvent abuse.

 

Do you guys have any suggestions on how to go about it and make it better? any further tests i need to do?

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Wow, this gas chromatogram machine sounds awesome.

 

With science EEs, you are essentially making a long lab report. I'd say you need to do some good research and fill your background paragraph with some good knowledge to show you know something. This probably would have to do with toluene and its properties and risks. 

 

I don't know how to frame it exactly either, but I'm thinking you're investigating the concentrations of toluene in household products in order to be aware of which are most dangerous to something toluene affects. 

 

Keep in mind this is just me trying to make the best of what you've already done. For the rest of your essay, you need to go through the usual lab report sections, and then have a long and awesome conclusion. That's the part I hear makes or breaks science EEs.

 

I think you should take a good look at the chem EE rubric and see if that gives you some ideas.

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Wow, this gas chromatogram machine sounds awesome.

 

With science EEs, you are essentially making a long lab report. I'd say you need to do some good research and fill your background paragraph with some good knowledge to show you know something. This probably would have to do with toluene and its properties and risks. 

 

I don't know how to frame it exactly either, but I'm thinking you're investigating the concentrations of toluene in household products in order to be aware of which are most dangerous to something toluene affects. 

 

Keep in mind this is just me trying to make the best of what you've already done. For the rest of your essay, you need to go through the usual lab report sections, and then have a long and awesome conclusion. That's the part I hear makes or breaks science EEs.

 

I think you should take a good look at the chem EE rubric and see if that gives you some ideas.

That is really helpful, thanks i will totally do that. any other suggestions?

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