From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:15:24 -0400
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From: Harry Elston
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)
Date: July 27, 2015 at 10:28:22 AM EDT

I did an audit on a rural high school a number of years ago and found 500 grams of sodium cyanide stored below the acid cabinet.

It happens because someone, sometime in the distant past got a deal on it. Cyanide solutions are (or were) frequently used in qual schemes. I used cyanide solutions in Gen Chem as a freshman (0.2 M NaCN). It was a highly-controlled, highly-supervised activity in a 6 or 7 week qual section in the Gen Chem laboratory. I recall the good Professor Herbener stating ‰??The only one doling out the cyanide is me, and I damn well better smell ammonia in that test tube before I give it to you!‰??

No school like the old school‰?|.


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