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Adam gave a very interesting talk/workshop last Friday and we were very grateful to him. The students found the session informative and helpful with their understanding of chiral molecules.

Peter Northfield St Peter's School, York
Chemistry workshops

Analysis and spectroscopy workshop

Year group: Y12 - 13
Dates: 11 Oct, 15 Nov, 13 Dec 2017.
Duration: 2 – 3 hours
Max number participants: Up to 40 per school
Location: The University of Leeds

In this workshop, various analytical techniques are used for the analysis of three common painkillers: aspirin, paracetamol or ibuprofen. Students work in groups to identify an ‘unknown’ white powder using melting point, thin layer chromatography and infrared (IR) spectroscopy. A theoretical workshop on other analytical techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry (MS) can also be included if required. 

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Analysis and spectroscopy workshop

Spectroscopy in a suitcase

Year group: Y10 to Y13
Duration: 1- 2 hours
Max number participants: 30
Location: On campus or in your school (depending on distance)

The RSC's 'spectroscopy in a suitcase' scheme offers school students the chance to learn about spectroscopy through hands-on experience. This portable UV-Vis spectrometer can be used to demonstrate real-life applications of the technique.

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Spectroscopy in a suitcase workshop