Lab dishwasher: We need to purchase a new dishwasher for the laboratory and are considering a domestic model with stainless steel interior ( I think they all have this now). Has anyone done this?
Sulfuric acid - going brown: Would you please tell me why concentrated sulfuric acid goes brown?
Endothermic reaction disposal of products: How can I dispose of the products of the reaction between Ammonium thiocyanate and barium hydroxide?
Broken Max Min Thermometer: We have some max min mercury thermometers here, and yesterday one of them was broken by a cleaner. The broken thermometer gives off an overpowering odour, it was e
Recommended Chemicals for secondary Schools: I have to order new chemicals for our school in QLD, but the following chemicals are not in the list "List_of_recommended_chemicals-18March-2016.
Calcium Carbide: My teachers are wondering whether there are any restrictions on us storing and using Calcium carbide for pracs here at school?
Mitosis in onion root tip: Are there alternative stains for mitosis in root tips please? It needs to be inexpensive (I've been quoted $150 for 5 gm orcein, including postage), not too hazardous,
Balloons: I haven't heard of any issues but we have a parent who is concerned with regards to balloons and latex and the powder residue in them.
Safety issues are a significant consideration in the teaching of microbiology as the subject is practical-based and there is potential for exposure to infectious organisms.
The Chemical Management Handbook was developed by Science ASSIST in recognition of a need for guidance on the safe handling, storage and waste disposal of chemicals in schools.