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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