Mercury II Thiocyanate: Hi all. Does anyone know if we can use this in high schools? it is used to make Pharoah's serpent?
Potassium permanganate: I would like to know how to dispose of potassium permanganate 0.02M solution. The MSDS states it is not a hazard but that it must not be put down the drain.
Scientific dictionaries: Can any one recommend an affordable scientific dictionary for use with Years 7–10 students?
Reflux and distillation: How should solutions be heated when using quickfit apparatus to perform reflux or distillation? Are Bunsen burners still allowed? We do not have any heating mantles.
Organic waste: Students are investigating the reactions and properties of organic compounds from Heinemann Chemistry 2 VCE units 3 & 4.
Cleaning crucibles : Hi. Does anybody have an easy way of cleaning the magnesium oxide out of crucibles after heating magnesium ribbon in them.
Chemical stores legislations and requirements: Hi fellow technicians.
Can anyone please let me know where to find up-to-date regulations for chemical stores setups/designs in schools?
I have some further questions regarding the mould investigations:
1. I prefer to double bag because we have had leaking bags in the past.
Radioisotopes: One of our teachers is asking if we are still able/allowed to buy radioisotopes.
potassium bromate: I am wondering if it is safe/acceptable to order potassium bromate in solid form for a visually impressive science reaction for open day purposes.