So till now I’ve been talking about in a very general, philosophical sense about practicals. I’ve just started at a new school where there are only two A-Level chemistry teachers; myself and the head of department (who is also new). I’ve been given a good amount of freedom to chart a path through the A-Level chem course and especially to experiment with how to make the required practicals meaningful.
The practical I want to discuss here is:
Distillation of a product from a reaction: To prepare cyclohexene by the dehydration of cyclohexanol and to distil the cyclohexene from the reaction…
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