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Safety Guidelines for Chemistry Laboratory
The American Chemical Society’s (ACS) security video emphasizes the necessity of
safety precautions in a chemical laboratory environment to prevent accidents and safeguard
the safety of students and researchers.
The flick begins by emphasizing the importance of following stringent safety
precautions when working in a chemistry laboratory. It emphasizes the need of following
rules, paying attention, and exercising common sense when working with chemicals.
The proper handling of chemicals is covered. Smaller containers are preferred for
greater control, and combining chemicals should be done only as taught by the teacher or as
specified in the experiment protocol. The need of reading and comprehending chemical labels
is highlighted in order to avoid accidents.
It is discussed how to dilute concentrated acids such as sulfuric or phosphoric acid. To
avoid harmful reactions, the film emphasizes the crucial rule of adding acid to water rather
than the other way around.
To draw chemicals properly, pipettes or pipettors should be used instead of oral
suction. The significance of preventing contamination and properly disposing of superfluous
chemicals is underlined.
The video discusses how to respond to chemical leaks. Spills should be reported as
soon as possible, and absorbent items such as kitty litter should be u …
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