Free teaching materials for AQA and OCR A2 Applied Science

Researching and planning chemical assays

After familiarising themselves with the British Pharmacopoeia, students choose and use two assays for medicines (supports AQA Unit 12).

  • Investigating the British Pharmacopoeia. An introduction to the authoritative collection of standards for UK medicines - STUDY SHEET 
  • Ibuprofen assay. A guide through a typical British Pharmacopoeia assay - STUDY SHEET 
  • Aspirin. Students compare assaying methods for aspirin and choose a medicine to analyse - PRACTICAL SHEET 
  • Antacids. Students choose and use an assay for an antacid medicine - PRACTICAL SHEET 

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