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Safety ClassEdit

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  • Too dangerous! (We do not make this experiment because …)
  • Very dangerous (Should only be attempted after careful training)
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Required Safety EquipmentEdit

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  • Audience/participants: Safety screens / Hearing protection (a finger in the ear is often a help).


You'll need the following - make a list

  • item 1: formula, CAS number, supplier [1], Safety issues (describe the most important ones), Storage, link to safety datasheet


  • Preparation time
  • Performance time
  • Clean-up time.

Step by stepEdit

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  1. End with explaining how to properly get rid of waste products

Alternative methodsEdit

Other ways to do the experiment


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  • Consider the…

Other FactorsEdit

What other things can sometimes affect the result of the experiment. Maybe the humidity or cleanliness of the glass ware is an issue.

Show notesEdit

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What other experiments are good to that have in relation to this one?

What should you beware of that can make the experiment boring?


What's taking placeEdit

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In the real worldEdit

Do you meet things like this in daily life - give examples!

Uanswered QuestionsEdit

Things we do not yet know and should find an answer to - maybe how it actually works etc.

More InformationEdit



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This is just a guide and it can contain both errors and omissions. Always make experiments in small versions before proceeding to larger quantities where things could become dangerous. Ask around if you have any doubts before starting and do not start on a procedure you do not feel you understand and is qualified to perform.

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