Crystal Growing Lab

Grade 12 Chemistry

Growing Crystals

You will be growing a cupric sulfate pentahydrate crystal in groups of 3 or 4. Pick up all necessary materials at the Science dispensary.

The top crystals will be submitted for the National Crystal Growing Competition by the Chemical Institue of Canada. See the attached file for the laboratory procedure.

You will need to submit one lab report per group including the following:

  • Title Page
  • Purpose
  • Hypothesis
  • Materials and apparatus
  • Procedure
  • Observations (Daily observations including crystal type, shape, size, clarity, and colour)
  • Sources of Error
  • Conclusion

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