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Chemists take a look in the mirror

Tue, May 7th, 2024
Worth School

As part of their course practical, Year 12 Chemistry students tested ethanal using the Tollens’ silver mirror test – and the results were impressive.

The students made ethanal from ethanol and then tested it as a group with the Tollens’ test, which a qualitative laboratory test used to distinguish between an aldehyde and a ketone.

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