Year 8 Smelt Lead

 

Year 8 scientists mixed lead oxide with carbon and heated it, using a blow torch and hand held Bunsen burner. Sparks flew as the chemicals reacted together, the carbon displacing the oxide from the lead and leaving behind pure beads of shiny lead. Cool! (OK, hot)

Here Caitlin, Sophie and Millie smelt their lead oxide.

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Hattie and Kezia…

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George and Patrick

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