Originally Posted by TheDriver
it was an urgent move in a circular last March, nothing much else since then. Most teachers haven't even heard about the new banned list
I don't know about that. Any of the chemistry teachers I know are aware of it.
We have a truckload of chemicals waiting to be collected and disposed of. No more cobalt chloride paper and no more sodium dichromate.
Can't see the reactions involving dichromate being asked in Section A of the chemistry paper for the time being as these are part of the mandatory experiments students are supposed to complete.
Considering one of the mandatory experiments on the chemistry course is a radioactivity one, I'd say they'll follow suit. That one has never been asked since the syllabus was first examined in 2002.
But with a draft syllabus up for review it shouldn't matter too much in the long run.