From Crude Oil to Bubble Bath

03/04/2017
From Crude Oil to Bubble Bath Year 10 Chemistry students travelled to the University of Southampton to enjoy a demonstration-filled lecture about the science behind the world’s biggest industry - crude oil.

The lecture was presented by Eddie Henbury from Esso Petroleum UK Ltd., and covered the formation of crude oil, the myriad of products distilled and made from crude oil and the important role now facing budding new scientists: recycling existing products such as plastics.

Eddie entertained with explosions, burning methane, crushing a can, absorbing water with nappies and burning salts to produce coloured smoke – to name but a few!


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