Chemistry Experience Day

7 July 2017 09:30-16:00, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

A day of curriculum enhancing activities for students who are considering studying BSc or HND Chemistry at University. This FREE event is open to those currently studying AS Chemistry. Visiting students must be accompanied by their teacher.


9.30-10.00 Visitors arrive in Rosalind Franklin Science Building (MB) Foyer and collect visitor badges

10.00-10.30 Why study chemistry at University?

Dr Duke will outline the places chemistry can take you, from local industries to obscure and exciting roles

10.30-11.00 Flashes and bangs!

A demonstration exhibiting some spontaneous and energetic reactions.

11.00-12.00 Application of IR spectroscopy and GC-MS to an arson case

Dr Mole will highlight the utility of chemistry to solve puzzles and answer questions.

12.00-12.30 Lunch (not provided - please bring a packed lunch)

12.30-1.00 General University guidance (How to apply via UCAS/fees and finance guidance)

13.00-15.45 Preparation of pear essence (propyl acetate) -Practical work

Propyl acetate will be prepared by a condensation reaction between a primary alcohol (propan-1-ol) and a carboxylic acid (acetic acid). This organic synthesis will involve use of reflux apparatus and a separating funnel. Additionally, the students will analyse the reactants and product using our portable IR instrument.

15.45-16.00 Visitors will be given information packs and asked to complete feedback forms

16.00 Visitors depart


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

For travel information to the University, please click on the following link: Maps and directions

Details of the type of parking (public, disabled or staff) can be found on our interactive campus map. Parking for minibuses is available at Faulkland Street. WV1 1JN. The council charges per coach/minibus/bus are: up to 4 hours - £5.00, over 4 hours - £8.00. The drop off point for coaches is Stafford Street outside the Rosalind Franklin Building.
University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton, Rosalind Franklin Science Building, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1NA, United Kingdom

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