Chemistry Experience Day (RSC Chemistry Week Event)
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Chemistry Experience Day (RSC Chemistry Week Event)

Chemistry Experience Day (RSC Chemistry Week Event)

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University of Wolverhampton - Rosalind Franklin Science Building

Wulfruna Street

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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In association with the Royal Society of Chemistry's "Chemistry Week".

A day of curriculum enhancing activities for students who are considering studying BSc or HND Chemistry at University. This FREE event is open to those currently studying either AS/A2 Chemistry. Visiting students must be accompanied by their teacher.


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9.30-10.00 Visitors arrive in MB Foyer and collect visitor badges

10.00-10.30 Why study chemistry at University?

Dr Duke will outline the places chemistry can take you, from local industries to obscure and exciting roles

10.30-11.00 Flashes and bangs!

A demonstration from Professor Williams exhibiting some spontaneous and energetic reactions.

11.00-12.00 Application of IR spectroscopy and GC-MS to an arson case 

Dr Mole will highlight the utility of chemistry to solve puzzles and answer questions.

12.00-12.30 Lunch (not provided - please bring a packed lunch)

12.30-1.00 General University guidance (How to apply via UCAS/fees and finance guidance)

13.00-15.45 Preparation of pear essence (propyl acetate) - Practical work

Propyl acetate will be prepared by a condensation reaction between a primary alcohol (propan-1-ol) and a carboxylic acid (acetic acid). This organic synthesis will involve use of reflux apparatus and a separating funnel. Additionally, the students will analyse the reactants and product using portable IR and NMR instruments.

15.45-16.00 Visitors will be given information packs and asked to complete feedback forms

16.00 Visitors Depart

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