Analysing space rock

Description

This article from the Royal Society of Chemistry magazine Education in Chemistry explains how to use meteorite analysis as a laboratory teaching tool for undergraduates. The experiment uses ligand-metal complexes to test meteorites for their metal content.

There is also a link to borrow moon rock for schools at all levels - from the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

analysing-space-rock

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Education in Chemistry app is available on iOS, Android and in a web-reader version. The app is free to download and all issues of the magazine are free to download.

In addition to bimonthly issues, app readers will also have access to themed supplements on emerging topics in chemical education.