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3.3: Pre-lab Questions

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  • Read the Microscopy chapter in your textbook prior to lab.

    1. Compare and contrast Bright-field, Dark-field, and Phase Contrast microscopy.
    2. What would the total magnification be for the following?

    Objective magnification

    Ocular magnification

    Total magnification

    20

    15

    16

    10

    100

    15

    100

    10

    1. Why is it often necessary to stain specimens?
    2. Give an advantage of dark-field or phase contrast microscopy over bright-field.

    Parts of the Compound Microscope

    Label the parts of the microscope indicated by the arrows:

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