Chemical Analysis

VCE Chemistry, Unit 2; area of study 2, (How are substances in water measured and analysed?)

An analytical investigation of a top secret incident aboard the International Space Station. All students use the Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, the UV-Visible Spectrometer and the High Performance Liquid Chromatograph. Instrumental analysis, including the calibration of the instruments and the preparation and use of standard solutions and samples, is performed directly by the students.

  • Experiment 1: Determination of the concentration of caffeine in coffee by High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
  • Experiment 2: Determination of the concentration of Calcium and Magnesium in a range of water samples by Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Experiment 3: Determination of the concentration of iron in multi-vitamin tablets by UV-Visible Spectrometer.
  • NOTE: SMALL class groups may possibly be accommodated even though date is blocked. Please contact us.

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Full-day; 24 students maximum.

$35 per student (plus GST) Interstate and international students P.O.A. Please ask whether your school is eligible for a subsidy.

Year 11.