• Question: Do you like working with chemicals?

    Asked by dancer10 to Aislinn, Padraic, Sinead on 11 Feb 2015.
    • Photo: Padraic Morrissey

      Padraic Morrissey answered on 11 Feb 2015:

      I don’t get to work with chemicals very often because in my lab we aren’t allowed have any!

    • Photo: Aislinn Coghlan

      Aislinn Coghlan answered on 11 Feb 2015:


      Most of the time -yes!

      Some chemicals help you to do amazing things. There is a chemical groups called amines and we use them to purify our products. It’s incredible that they can separate the drug we want from tiny little cells.

      Chemicals can also be frightening. In the oil refinery you are surrounded by chemicals that would cause a massive explosion if they were exposed to a spark. Luckily, Places like that have lots of safety measures to stop that happening though!

    • Photo: Sinead Quirke

      Sinead Quirke answered on 12 Feb 2015:


      I rarely get to work with chemicals but I did chemistry in school and always enjoyed the experiments