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34th Annual ChemEd Conference

18 Oct 2015
Annual conference for secondary school Chemistry teachers.

The 34th annual ChemEd Conference took place in UCC yesterday. The theme of the conference was "Brillliant Resources and Great Ideas for Teaching Leaving Certificate Chemistry."

Part of the programme featured significant contributions from UCC Chemistry staff.

Teaching Instrumentation in the Leaving Certicate Chemistry Syllabus
, Department of Chemistry, UCC.
In this talk Mila will discuss the key principles of Gas Chromatography (GC), High- Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Infra-Red Spectrometry (IR) and Ultraviolet Spectrometry (UV) as applicable to the Leaving Certicate Chemistry syllabus. He will also introduce four videos which have recently been specically produced on the above topics to help teachers of Leaving Certicate chemistry bring these techniques to life in the classroom.

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase
Dr. Trevor Carey, Department of Chemistry, UCC
Learn about this free resource available from the Royal Society of Chemistry, see it in action and discuss how to organise a visit to yourLeaving Cert Chemistry students by an RSC representative.

Visit to Liquid Nitrogen plant
Dr. Donnacha O'Connell, Department of Chemistry, UCC.
Enhance your understanding of the liquefaction of air in the Atmospheric Chemistry section of the Leaving Certicate chemistry syllabus by visiting the liquid nitrogen plant in UCC.

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