Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Empty water bath + tubes filled with acid = fail

"My labmate left her tubes filled with hydrochloric acid (along with plant material to extract cellulose) in the water bath during lab meeting. But it was set too hot, and the water evaporated. The tubes all broke, spilling out boiling acid. Fortunately it was in the fume hood!"

No comments:

Post a Comment