Chemistry Experiment: Is there an organic practical that uses two of reflux, distillation and liquid-liquid extraction that does not require a fume hood? The most common practical is esterification, but as I understand it that needs a fume hood and probably a water bath, and at present I don't have access to either. Or can I do it without those since it is under reflux?
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Determining empirical formula: Is it safe to heat copper sulfate powder as an alternative to Barium chloride to determine empirical formula? CLEAPSS tells me not to heat to dryness as decomposition produces toxic and corrosive fumes. What are they? Is it still ok to heat Barium chloride?
Use of Sodium in Schools: Is sodium still allowed to be used in secondary schools in Australia for demonstration purposes?