Friday, November 17, 2006

Friday Vocabulary - Aliquot

The experimental procedure entails taking two aliquots of the unknown and treating one with test reagent X and the other with reagent Y.
-Qualitative Analysis of Some Organic Functional Groups.
-Chemistry I Ladoratory

So what does aliquot mean? It means to designate a part of a number that divides the number evenly and leaves no remainder.The example my dictionary had was that 5 is an aliquot part of 15.
I think that's all for now.


Kirk said...

That wasn't much of a definition? How does it relate to my chemistry lab?

By the way, my lab was fun and funny. There were four of us in a group, and one of the guys mixed up the chemicals!

Jo said...

I beg pardon but that was the definition in the dictionary. I haven't the slightest idea what it has to do with your chemistry lab. I don't know what your chemistry lab was about. Look it up yourself.

Anonymous said...

LOL! :o)

Anonymous said...

I am in Gen Chem I also! I just took my final today. Phew! :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I know how the whole mountains and hills thing goes. I just smile when some people point out their local "mountains". :)