Perfumers in the Making

On March 10th, 2014, posted in: Academic, Grade 12, Matric, News, Physical Science by

On the 10th of March, the grade 12 Physical Science students performed their first practical of 2014- Creating Esters (Perfumes). With the aid of scientific equipment and corrosive acidic chemicals, these die-hard matrics explored the formation of different odours such as Deep Heat, fruits, nail-polish remover and what Elsa Nel described as being, ‘an old cupboard’.

Despite the possibility of  real danger, the group of eager scientists and their teachers enjoyed themselves greatly and embraced the exhilarating side of Chemistry.

by Courtney-Jayne Dykes 12E