Spectroscopy in a suitcase

Chemistry students from Year 13 of King David High School recently took part in the spectroscopy in a suitcase workshop.

The workshop was delivered by representatives of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) based at the University of Manchester.

The students were given an overview of different types of spectroscopy used in chemistry and worked through a number of problem solving tasks to identify the molecules from their spectroscopic data.

The team from the RSC also brought with them an infra-red (IR) spectrometer and a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. These were mini versions of the type used in universities and industry and allowed the students to see how a spectrum is obtained.

The workshop was a great recap of the topic covered in Year 13 and one of the many activities happening during British Science Week at King David.

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