Even on a Friday afternoon, Lower 6th were delighted to be in the lab doing organic chemistry. They were conducting an experiment of partial oxidation of an alcohol: converting a sample of ethanol into ethanal – an aldehyde with a characteristic ‘pear drops’ smell.
They were using Quik-fit apparatus, and having already used the complex set-up in a previous practical, they were highly knowledgeable and confident this time around.
It was part of the A-Level practical assessment, so it was a pleasure to see them working so carefully and with attention to safety. Well done, Lower 6th!