|Year Level(s)||Years 11-12|
|Subject Area(s)||Science Chemistry Earth & Environmental Science|
|Topic(s)||Mining Rocks & Minerals Minerals Processing Smelting & Refining|
In this experiment students carry out an investigation similar to what is conducted within industrial laboratories. Information and directions are provided for the experiment which investigates the recovery of copper metal from ore using solvent extraction. It includes background information on the industrial process and chemistry involved, as well as notes for teachers.
QRC wishes to acknowledge the collaborative efforts of Bob Hannah Senior Lecturer, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Program, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland and Rick Morrow Science Head of Department of Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy school Marist College Ashgrove in the preparation of this experiment.
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