In spite of all of the cautions thrown out here I am quite impressed with this post. It really does show intelligence and understanding of chemistry and earlier he listed the safety precautions he was using. How often have we read, “Only do this in a fume hood kids.” Well how many of us actually have access to one? (or a melting point device). Most people that try it would probably just do it in a garage with the door open and maybe a fan on. On line it is hard to tell if someone is competent or not, so I always urge caution. I still do here.
Originally Posted by Nikola Dulgiarov
I did my graduate level chemistry under a brilliant man who was near retirement. Some of the most important things he taught me had to do with the mistakes he and others had made over his LONG career. While you may be very smart and well educated there is no substitute for experience in life or the lab. Have fun but don’t get over confident in your knowledge and abilities. I don’t really want to admit how many times I was sure of myself until it went very wrong.
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