In this experiment, you practiced making several graphs, both while in the lab and at home. The most important things we want you to learn about graphing are
Students often ask why they can't use their computers to make the graphs they need in chemistry lab. The reason is that computer-generated graphs generally are intended to give an overall picture of the shape of the function being plotted (e.g., whether the function is a straight line, an hyperbola, a parabola, etc.). Most computer graphing programs do not plot with the same level of precision that you can plot with by hand. And computer programs tend to make assumptions that may not be true: for example, most computer graphing programs insist on displaying the origin (0,0) even if the data recorded is no where near the origin.