Aunt Elda Beer's Lab
Why was the lab performed?
Back Ground Information
Aunt Elda had a surgery and had to be put under anesthesia. She passed away during the surgery. We needed to find out if she passed away from too much anesthesia or if it was from a different cause. We found out that the maximum amount of anesthesia anybody is supposed to receive is 40%. We need to measure out different percentages of solute and see which is closest to Aunt Elda's percentage of anesthesia.
The CSI team is here to figure out if the amount of anesthesia was over the legal limit and if that is was what killed Aunt Elda or not. The legal limit of anesthesia is a 40% solution. There was a portion of the solution left behind for the CSI team to test and see what percentage of a solution it is.
How to Make a 30% solution
- you have 70% of your solvent (7 mL of water)
- and 30% of your solute(3 mL of anesthesia)
- now you have a 30% solution