This is a practical laboratory workshop covering techniques and calculations that are usually studied in year 12 chemistry courses as well as first year university courses (such as science and engineering). It gives a good introduction to analytical chemistry.

**Workshop content:**

The workshop runs for 5 hours over one day. It starts with a 2-hour theory session in the morning followed by a 3-hour lab session in the afternoon. During the lab session the students will carry out two full titrations.

**Prerequisite:**

Some prior practical laboratory experience is advisable, however not necessary. Students will need to have reasonable mathematical skills (NCEA level 1 or above). It would be advisable to study relevant chemical concepts beforehand that will be covered during the theory session to make it easier for the students to understand. Concepts are: the mole, molar mass calculations, theory of titrations. These concepts can be found in any beginning chemistry book.

The workshop is suitable for students 14-18 years of age.