How do you safely mix acids and bases?

1 Answer
Jan 18, 2018

See below.


Acids and bases can both be extremely dangerous. Remember that acids and bases can both be corrosive and/or irritating to human skin, so make sure not to make skin contact. Wear safety goggles at all times when dealing with acids and bases, and your teacher may even instruct you to put on gloves. If you make eye or skin contact with an acid or base, notify your teacher immediately. Certain acids and bases (i.e. #"H"_2"SO"_4"#) may produce toxic odors and/or vapors. Make sure that you perform such reactions under a fume hood, or related setup (if your chemistry teacher instructs you to).

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P.S. If there is anything I missed, can someone help out? Thanks!