I've got a photo from an above the counter wooden storage cabinet in which the potassium cyanide was stored above the coffee and coffee filters.
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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.
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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