Lab Safety: General Equipment

Introduction

This post is part of a series of posts I’m writing about Lab Safety. Throughout my time as an Amateur Chemist I’ve come to the opinion that Lab Safety is greatly exaggerated and many times misunderstood. With this series of posts I hope to put an end to this sort of sensationalist propaganda that chemistry is dangerous and that chemicals try to kill you every time you turn your back on them.

On this particular post I am going to address common safety gear.

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Nitrations

Introduction

Nitration is a common lab reaction. The theory behind it is a bit complex and I’m going to use this reaction in various synthesis. Because of it, I decided to write a post just about the theory behind Nitrations. Thus, any time I need to use it I can reference this post for a deeper explanation of the process.

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