Shrewsbury School

Royal Society of Chemistry Schools' Analyst Competition 2011

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Shrewsbury achieved a credible 4th place in the Midlands heat of the RSC Schools’ Analyst Competition held at Keele University on Thursday 28 April.

Kiran Mojaria (I), Emerald Storey (MSH) and Howard Stringer (PH) taking part in the Schools' Analyst Competition 2012

Howard Stringer (PH), Emerald Storey (MSH) and Kiran Mojaria (I) present their certificatesThe team of three L6 chemists, Kiran Mojaria (I), Emerald Storey (MSH) and Howard Stringer (PH) represented the school in this tough competition. The competition involved pupils conducting team based research using sophisticated analytical techniques used by university research scientists.

This year saw students analysing polluted water.  Pupils measured the naphthalene content by HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography), the concentration of the Al3+ ions in the water by a back-titration and the PO43- ion concentration using UV-Visible Spectroscopy.

Andrew Briggs

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