Synthesis

Do you like baking? Mixing ingredients together to get new substances? Trade in your spoons, measuring cups and pots for spatulas, graduated cylinders and flasks and experience baking, aka ‘synthesis’ at the molecular level! Like baking, chemical synthesis requires creativity, devising new strategies for making exciting new molecules. But no tasting here; use a variety of wavelengths of light from X-rays to radiowaves which can interact with your newly formed substances and give you clues about what you have made. If you like solving puzzles, you will enjoy piecing together the information provided by interactions of light with matter to determine the structures of your new creations!