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How does a perfumer extract essential oil from plants? Join this workshop to find out different techniques of making scents, starting from distillation, esterification, separation technique and perfume formulation. Don t miss the chance to create your own perfume using various essential oils and fragrance oils at the end of the lesson!

1. Explain that substances can be extracted and separated through the following techniques : distillation
2. Describe a chemical reaction as a process that leads to the formation of new products
3. Suggest suitable separation and purification methods, given information about the substances involved in the following types of mixtures: liquid-liquid (miscible and immiscible) 
4. state some commercial uses of esters, e.g. perfumes, flavourings;solvents
5. Organic Chemistry Reaction between Alcohols and Carboxylic Acids, formation of Esters (Creating An Ester)

Delivery Type Hands On Workshop
Level S4, S5, JC1, JC2
Number of Pax 20 to 40
Duration 2.00 hours
Timing 9.30am, 2.30pm
Fees $12


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