Chemical Laboratory Technology (Scope of Competition)

Recommended Entry Requirements

1. Competitors must:
• Possess the requisite skills and knowledge in Chemical Sciences including Physical, Organic and Analytical Chemistry
• Possess working knowledge of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Risk Assessment (RA), Safety Data Sheet (SDS); also general fume cupboard usage
• Be physically able and have full-colour vision

Competition Format

2. This competition is an individual event.
3. The Test Projects for the competition are structured as multiple tasks per day.
4. Competitors are required to:
• Be appropriately attired with fitting clothes and toe covered shoes
• Possess working knowledge in the areas of:
– Chemical analysis; qualitative and quantitative
– Chromatographic purification and extraction processes
– Organic synthesis reactions
– Concentration calculations
• Possess hands-on skills for analytical techniques like thin layer chromatography (TLC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ultraviolet and visible spectrophotometry (UV-VIS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
• Set up and operate the apparatus for rotary vacuum evaporation, vacuum distillation, steam evaporation, filtration and titration.
• Keep proper records of experimental data
• Dispose chemical waste appropriately

Time Allocated
24 hours over 3 days of competition.

Technical Description
Download the PDF file here: Chemical Laboratory Technology – TD 2020