In association with the Royal Society of Chemistry's "Chemistry Week".
An afternoon of curriculum enhancement 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.
13.00-13.30 Visitors arrive in MB Foyer and collect visitor badges
13.30-16.15 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.
16.15-16.30 Visitors will be given information packs and asked to complete feedback forms
16.30 Visitors Depart