Aspirin Synthesis & Spectroscopy Workshop
Year 12 Chemistry students have been developing their organic synthesis and analysis skills with help from Bath University post graduate Chemistry students. Students planned a synthetic route for the synthesis of aspirin and then carried it out in the lab.
The product was then purified and analysed using melting point and an infra-red spectrometer (provided by the Royal Society of Chemistry). Students worked with Bath post graduates to discover whether their product was pure and whether their synthesis had been successful.