MEASURING DECOMPOSITION USING SODA LIME

DATA FORM 1: BLANKS

Complete one form for each soil sample.

 

Name(s) ______________________________________ Date _______________________

 

Protocol 4c, Part 3. Prepare soda lime

Before incubation

 

Weight of petri dish bottom = ____________ g

 

Weight of dish and soda lime before drying = ____________ g

 

Weight of dish and soda lime after drying (A) = ____________ g

 

 

Protocol 4c, Part 5. Calculate the amount of CO2 produced

After incubation and redrying of the soda lime

 

Weight of dish and soda lime = ____________ g

 

Weight of dish and soda lime after redrying (B) = ____________ g

 

 

Blank soda lime wt gain (C) = B A = ____________ g