Chemistry Roadshow 2012

During the last week of Term 3 the Victoria University Chemistry Roadshow visited Galen. Our Year 11 Chemistry students were able to use sophisticated analytical techniques such as High Performance Liquid Chromatography and UV Visable Spectroscopy to find the concentration of caffeine in energy drinks such as Coke and Red Bull. These are the techniques that the students study in detail in Year 12 without having the instruments to work with due to their expense. Being able to work with the machines, hands on, and with the assistance of Vic Uni staff was exciting for the students and will be of great help to them in their studies next year.

Above: Bridgette Byrne, Chiara Benedetti, Georgie Waite and Harrison
Berenger waiting for the instrument to display the results for their sample.