This is a short chapter, but a very important one. Many of the experiments described in this book use chemicals, such as strong acids and bases, that are dangerous if handled improperly. Some experiments use open flame or other heat sources, and nearly all of the experiments use glassware.
Working in a home chemistry lab has its dangers, but then so does driving a car. And, just as you must remain constantly alert while driving, you must remain constantly alert while working in a home chemistry lab.
It’s important to keep things in perspective. More serious injuries occur every year among a few hundred thousand high-school ...
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