Silver linings textbook

Sep. 13, 2019 | Creating silver in a crucible may sound like medieval alchemy to some, but it's all in a day's work for our IB Chemistry students.
Given a small amount of silver oxide, Rosane, Mandy, Cindy, and others were tasked with determining its chemical formula in Mrs. Vanier's Form VII class this morning. By weighing the compound before and after burning away the oxygen, they were able to determine the ratio between its constituent atoms and infer the formula. For most, this was their first experience using the Bunsen burners, a tool with which they'll become well acquainted over the coming year. The experiment was also an opportunity to remind students of safety protocols and other lab procedures.

As our senior students start off their year in the lab, junior students are getting ready for a scientific expedition to the great outdoors at the Kenauk Institute next week!

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.