This information sheet is an updated review of the answers to the following questions, and replaces the previously published Q&As:
This information sheet is an updated review of the answers to the following questions, an
Phenanthroline: My Chemistry teacher would like to use Phenanthroline for senior chemistry EEI’s. The MSDS lists this chemical as Acute hazard category 1, and Acute toxicity oral category 3.
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and detailed method on how to handle liquid nitrogen (LN2).
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.
Use of lead in schools: Use of lead and lead salts in schools: Is lead (solid, lead shot, salts) allowed to be used in Years 7 to 10? Are lead salts banned in some jurisdictions?
Glutaric acid: I have found some old glutaric acid in my chemical store and would like to know if it is an approved chemical for use in schools.
Reaction between iron and sulfur: When we conduct the reaction between Fe and S, it seems to create SO2, which is toxic, and sometimes I smell H2S.
Use of iron III nitrate and zinc nitrate: Is it still okay to use iron III nitrate and zinc nitrate, as they are not listed on the Recommended List of Chemicals for Schools.
This downloadable resource is an information sheet which describes the limitations of recirculating fume cabinets in the school science context.