Soldering: Is it okay for students to do soldering using the tin/lead solder?
Disposal of potassium permanganate and glycerol reaction: How do I safely dispose of the products of the exothermic reaction between potassium permanganate and glycerol conducted in a mortar and pe
Updated July 2019
This document contains quick links to the technical laboratory questions which have been answered by the Science ASSIST Team and published on this website.
Precipitation reactions: I am looking for precipitate reactions that have the least impact on the environment but are also dramatic. Do you have any suggestions?
Microscale Chemistry: Can you provide some information on microscale chemistry please?
Biodiesel: Do you have a method or advice that you can recommend for making biodiesel? I am concerned about the safety and waste disposal aspects.
Safety showers & eye washes: We are a very small regional school. We are after a SOP & risk assessment for safety showers and eye washes to use as a guide to write our own.
Container for sodium metal: We have sodium metal in the original container from 2008. The plastic container has vacuumed in slightly and I am concerned that the age of the container will become an
Cleaning and reuse of a plastic container that previously held 10M HCl: I have a large (2.5L) commercial stock plastic container that is empty.
Laboratory coats and aprons: What types of lab coats or aprons should be used in a school laboratory? What should they be made of?