Laboratory exams requires adequate preparation over a long period of time.
- A candidate should be familiar with the apparatus used in the laboratory
- You should be very keen in handling both the apparatus and chemicals.
- Answer the question asked from exactly what you observe/see. In many occasions candidates answer practical questions from their theoretical knowledge; since examiners know this, at times they deliberately provide chemical mixtures that will not produce the known colours.
Note, have a thorough theoretical knowledge of all topics as prescribed by the syllabus but when it comes to taking practical exams in the laboratory, answer the questions according to your observation.
- Perform your experiment systematically without any anxiety. Read the instructions carefully and set out your apparatus exactly the way you have been instructed to do.
- Answer all questions do not spend much time answering one question.
- Only answer what is asked, I f asked "What do you observe?" Write down your observation only. Don't tell stories.
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