The Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Schools Analyst Competition’
Date posted: 19/04/16
On 23rd March three Lower Sixth Chemists took part in The Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Schools Analyst Competition’ which was held at Greenwich University. There was a highly competitive field of 18 schools and despite not coming in the top 3 the girls thoroughly enjoyed their experience and demonstrated their ability to work well under pressure and as a team.
The day consisted of 2 main tasks. In the morning they had 2 hours to analyse unknown solutions using uv visible spectrophotometry and in the afternoon they had to make up a standard solution and analyse it by carrying out a titration, all in the space of 1 hour. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. The girls had the opportunity to work in a university laboratory and use new apparatus like the colorimeter and the 4 decimal place balance.