Flame tests are a very easy way to distinguish between ionic metal salts. Learning how to interpret their results is an important skill for chemistry students. When energy is applied (in this case from the flame) electrons in the metal
Recrystallisation is one of the most common techniques used in chemistry to purify a compound. Choosing your solvent When conducting a recrystallisation it is very important that you select the correct solvent. If you are following a procedure, it will
Tutorials, labs, and lectures can quickly build up as the academic year progresses and things get more intense. Labs are 30% of your final chemistry 2 marks, so it’s important that you take them seriously.
Practical lab work can be a great way to apply your skills from your degree and get some hands-on experience in a real research environment. Bagging a Summer Placement It looks great on your CV, is brilliant for
As an undergrad: You’ll be expected to write Abstracts for physical lab reports, and for assessed written exercises. An Abstract is different from an Introduction or Aim, which you’ve written for lab reports already. An Abstract is a short paragraph
So how exactly do you ace the chemistry labs when you’re a bit unsure of what’s expected of you? If you’re anything like me, you’ll go into your first lab session for the week thinking “Am I going to mess
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