I divided my master's thesis into experimental and pedagogical work. In the experimental work, I prepared various coordination compounds of copper(II) with quinaldinate. Main goal was that the complexes contained in addition to quinaldinate also a secondary pyiridine ligand:4-hydroxypyridine, 3-hydroxypyridine or 3-hydroxymethylpyridine.
In the pedagogical work, I introduced a teaching lesson which included experimental work on the preparation of large crystals of copper(II) acetate hydrate. At the beginning of the lesson, the pupils reiterated the learning material about the crystals. The lesson is incorporated into a chemistry curriculum for elementary school. A worksheet for the teacher, as well as for the student is attached.