In the case of the larger size bottles, one can pour the acid (or any reagent) into a suitable size beaker then into the cylinder for measuring. Chris Suznovich On 8/26/09 1:54 PM, "List Moderator"
wrote: > From: info**At_Symbol_Here**ilpi.com > Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Lab Safety News > Date: August 26, 2009 9:02:11 AM EDT >> Lab accident sends UBCO student to hospital with acid burns > >> > This sounds like an accident that occurred when I was an > undergraduate. In one of the other undergraduate chemistry classes, > a student needed a few mL of concentrated nitric acid. He put his 10 > mL graduated cylinder on the bench and then attempted to pour the > concentrated acid into it from a 4 L bottle. Of course, the bottle > didn't balance on the edge of the cylinder very well, and, when it > inevitably slipped, he poured the concentrated acid onto his lower > face and neck. No permanent injury, but he did get some burns. > > Obviously, in situations like this one needs to provide smaller > reagent bottles or pump dispensers... > > Rob Toreki
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