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SciBar: 'The Alchemists' Dream- An evening of microscale chemistry'

In this evening, Bob Worley will demonstrate some of the most beautiful effects of carrying out chemistry on the small scale and projecting it onto a screen so you can all see. Amongst the demonstrations will be a small Hofmann Voltameter, producing hydrogen and oxygen, which combined make an excellent rocket fuel and he will show how to convert a 2p piece into “Silver” and “Gold”. When it is your turn, you can try some microelectrolysis, magnetise magnesium and more puddle chemistry!

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Bob Worley FRSC, MSc, BSc was Head of Chemistry at Norwich School for sixteen years before moving to CLEAPSS as the chemistry adviser. He is now semi-retired but a nerd! He has over 20 years experience in dealing with safety and practical procedure with chemicals in schools in the UK. The aim of CLEAPSS is to enable practical, not to stop it, so it can continue despite the concerns of safety. This initiated his involvement into alternative procedures and then research into microscale techniques.


City Of London Academy Prebend Street London N1 8PQ

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