Termly chemical checks..the reality of their need?

Discussion in 'Supporting Chemistry' started by Jimbob1988, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Afternoon all,

    My experienced colleague seems to think that the dangers of yellow on potassium, peroxides in ethers, hydolysis of aluminium/sebacoyl chloride are 'over exaggerated', and that checking these termly isn't important.

    Is this a case of CLEAPSS going OTT (as some of the teachers and my colleague seems to think)?

    Many thanks :)
     
  2. I do the chemical inventory once a year. Once a term is excessive in my view and with the size of our school I would not have the time to do so either.
     
  3. I'm afraid I do check for peroxide formation in ethers having seen one going off. I suggest that your experienced (?) colleague get their head out of the sand before you have a major accident there.:)
     
  4. Kat

    Kat

    I inventory once a year and check thoroughly then, but I keep an eye out for anything looking amiss whenever I go into the chemical store (which is at least once a week).
     
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  5. See my post http://community.preproom.org/index.php?threads/peroxide-tests.1982/#post-18085
     
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  7. Me too!