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A Day in the Life

RSC Chemical Analysts

Congratulations to George, Zakary and Matthew who participated in the RSC's Chemical Analysts competition.

Three Lower Sixth boys, George, Zakary and Matthew, travelled to Warwick University's Chemistry department to participate in the RSC's Chemical Analysts competition. The boys spent 6 hours carrying out a number of investigations in which they analysed various soft drinks such as Coca Cola, Sprite and Irn-Bru using modern chemistry techniques such as titration and spectrophotometry. The students were provided with a graduate from the University who taught them necessary skills, outside of the A Level syllabus, to carry out the experiments.

After a long day of laboratory work the boys were marked on their accuracy and precision and came in fourth place out of a very strong field of scientists.