Chemistry

Chemical laboratory

 

The laboratory in room E11 is the nucleus of the student laboratory. It was used as a biology and chemistry laboratory until autumn 2019. Since then it has been available for chemistry alone.

The first furnishings came from the "Julius-von-Sachs-Institut für Biowissenschaften", the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Würzburg and the "Max Planck Institut für Biochemie" in Martinsried. Thanks to the very generous support of the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie", the laboratory equipment was once again greatly expanded and rounded off.

Donations of functioning laboratory equipment are always welcome.

We are particularly active in the fields of chemical synthesis, natural product chemistry, biochemistry and chemical analysis. In addition to the classical equipment with laboratory glassware in numerous variants and designs and the necessary small laboratory equipment, we also have a GC, a GC/MS, an AAS, an IR as well as several HPLC systems available. This laboratory also has the approval as a genetic engineering laboratory of security level S1.

Younger students are initially instructed to experiment in groups in the laboratory in order to gain experimental experience. The more practiced and skilled the students become, the more freely they can experiment. Experienced and skilled students can then work on their own projects completely freely and independently, with teachers only providing advice when needed. These experimentally experienced students are given unhindered access to the lab through a self-developed chip card system as long as a chemistry teacher is in the house.

The chemical laboratory is not only intended to be used by students of the "Friedrich-Koenig-Gymnasium", but is also open to students from other schools, which is also frequently used. Furthermore, we offer internships of one or more days for school groups from other schools as well as the opportunity for students to work on their own projects, for example as part of their seminar paper or a youth research project.

The experimental students are not only supervised by teachers from the school lab, but also by older, experienced students and by former students who have taken up studies from the STEM field at the University of Würzburg.