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It is expected that time and care will be taken by all occupants of French Family Science Center in PLANNING EXPERIMENTS. [The following material is taken from a safety booklet prepared by the Mallinckrodt Laboratory Safety Committee. This booklet is no longer available.] In order to foresee and avoid some of the booby-traps in a laboratory experiment:
For each reactant, intermediate, or product, ask:
About the reaction itself, ask:
What would happen and what should be done if:
Remember that many explosions, fires, and asphyxiations are caused by the accidental combination of potentially dangerous substances.