From: Laurence Doemeny <ldoemeny**At_Symbol_Here**COX.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Here we go again! Another demo gone wrong
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2018 11:11:27 -0700
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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It saw this too. It made me wonder if the approach we, the ACS, is taking is the correct approach. In addition to teaching the safe way to show the demonstration we need to discover where this teacher learned how to do this demonstration, follow the trail back to get to the source of the demonstration and correct the problem.



From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Kirk Hunter
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2018 8:04 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Here we go again! Another demo gone wrong


Hi All,


Here we go again. Another flammable demonstration gone wrong.


This was reported on ABC National News tonight (Nov 2). It happened in Georgia this week.


Fortunately, the teacher was not seriously injured (minor burns and burned hair) and none of the students were hurt.  One very, very lucky teacher!


I guess she was trying to show that flame will follow a vapor or that the vapor had a higher density than air.



Kirk Hunter

Waxahachie, Texas



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