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.

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