Salters Festival of Chemistry

Salter's Festival of Chemistry

On 14th June, four Lower Fourth Chemistry enthusiasts attended the Salters Festival of Chemistry at the University of Manchester Department of Chemistry.

Salters Festival of Chemistry 

First, they were given a forensic science task where they worked in the Manchester University Labs to find out ‘who dunnit'. THey used flame tests to identify the metal part of a salt, and test tube reactions to identify the non-metal part of the salt.

This was followed by a University Challenge, requiring the identification of five clear, colourless liquids using very limited equipment.

The day ended with a Flash Bang Show, which the girls all thought was very thrilling!