What Is The WAEC 2024 Chemistry Practical Specimens

WAEC 2024 Chemistry Practical Specimens is out – are you an SS3 student sitting for WAEC 2024 and you want to see the Chemistry Specimens? This page covers all you need to know about the May/June Chemistry Practical Specimens and all other things you need to know.

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WAEC Chemistry Practical Specimen

Chemistry practical specimens are a list of chemical apparatuses, materials, and equipment that have been specified to be used in the Practical Examination for the West African Examination Council Chemistry for any academic session.

It is from those specimens that practical questions will be asked and it’s very important for all WAEC candidates to know these specimens completely before the practical examination day.

WAEC 2024 Chemistry Practical Specimens

Listed below are all the provided chemistry practical specimens that are to be used in WAEC Chemistry Practical Examination for the current academic session:

  1. Great care should be taken to ensure that the information given in the items 2 and 3 below does not reach the candidate either directly or indirectly before the examination.
  2. In addition to the fittings and reagents normally found in a chemistry laboratory, the following apparatus and materials will be required by each candidate:
    • One burette of 50 cm3 capacity;
    • One pipette, either 20 cm3 or 25 cm3. (All candidates at one centre must use pipettes of the same volume. These should be clean and free from grease)
    • The usual apparatus for titration;
    • The usual apparatus and reagents for qualitative work including the following with all reagents appropriately labelled;
      • (i) Dilute sodium hydroxide solution;
      • (ii) Dilute hydrochloric acid;
      • (iii) Dilute trioxonitrate
      • (V) acid;
      • (iv) Silver trioxonitrate
      • (V) solution;
      • (v) Acidified potassium dichromate solution;
      • (vi) Aqueous ammonia;
      • (vii) Lime water;
      • (viii) Red and blue litmus paper
      • (ix) Dilute tetraoxosulphate (VI) acid;
      • (x) Fehlings solution A & B.
      • (e) Spatula;
      • (f) Filtration apparatus;
      • (g) One beaker
      • (h) One boiling tube;
      • (i) Four test tubes;
      • (j) Methyl orange as indicator;
      • (k) Glass rod;
      • (l) Wash bottle containing distilled/deionized water;
      • (m) Burning splint;
      • (n) Watch glass;
      • (o) Bunsen burner/source of heat;
      • (p) Droppers;
      • (q) Mathematical table/calculator.
  3. Each candidate should be supplied with the following, where ‘n’ is the candidiate’s serial number
    • 150 cm3 of a solution of HCl in a corked flask or bottle labelled ‘An’. These should all be the same containing 8.5 cm3 of concentrated HCl per dm3 of solution.
    • 150 cm3 of Na2CO3.10 H2O in a corked flask or bottle labelled ‘Bn’. These should all be the same containing 5.0 g of the hydrated salt per dm3 of solution.
    • One spatulaful of glucose in a specimen bottle labelled ‘Cn’. This must be the same for all candidates.
    • One spatulaful of zinc oxide powder in a specimen bottle labelled ‘Dn’. This must be same for all candidate.

Important Notes

For the 2024/2025 WAEC Chemistry Practical examination, candidates must be equipped with specific apparatus and materials, including burettes, pipettes, reagents, and qualitative analysis tools. These items are essential for conducting experiments and demonstrating their practical knowledge of chemistry. Additionally, candidates will receive labeled solutions of HCl, Na2CO3·10H2O, glucose, and zinc oxide powder, which are to be used according to the provided instructions.

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