Anesthesia

Jordan Smith

We used a lab to show the solutions with how much concentration they had.

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Purpose of lab:

Experiment with the liquids to see how it would affect a person. to see if they live or if they would die

Anesthesia Facts

Anesthesia was not used until the mid-1800s, therefore surgery was extremely painful. Even though it wasn't used until then, people in 4200 B.C. were discovering natural substances that could cause the loss of consciousness. Ever since then we have used anesthesia for surgeries alot.

Prelab Stuff:

1. Tell me about an experience that you have had with anesthesia (dentist/doctor) If you have never had the experience, do you foresee a future experience?


I have never had an experience with anesthesia and i don't see myself needing it in the future


2. What are characteristics {functions ) of an anesthesia that are desirable?


not felling pain during your surgery or waking up during it


3. What are characteristics (functions) of an anesthesia that are not desirable (dangerous)?


If you use to much a person could die or if you use to little the person could wake up during the operation, and it has some side effect that could cause harm.

Lab Facts

We tested 8 substances with different concentration percentages to see their absorbency levels. The right level to put someone down is 40%. Anything more than that could kill someone and anything less could cause them to wake up during the operation. We found that 40 and 50 percent concentration would be the best to use.

Supplies

colorimeter

solutions

computer with logger pro

Conclusion of Lab

1. Was the concentration of Aunt Elda's anesthesia too strong?


Yes, it was too strong and would kill her


2. If yes, how did that cause her death? If no, do you have a hypothesis for the cause of her death?


The concentration was way to strong for her.


3. How did Beer's Law help you solve this case?


To see if it was a safe amount to use or not