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The Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Schools Analyst Competition’

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.

 

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