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Year 13 Students Visit the Chemistry Department

On 3rd of May, staff welcomed year 13 pupils from St Christopher's C of E school in Accrington, who were visiting to experience practical chemistry in a university setting. In the morning the students prepared transition metal glyoxime complexes, which are model compounds for vitamin B12, and characterised them by infrared and UV-vis spectroscopy. The afternoon saw them determining the copper content of different brasses using spectroscopic techniques. If you are interested in bringing a school group to visit the chemistry department, please contact Rachel Platel.

Wed 15 May 2013