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Unformatted text preview: Chem 178L Safety Acids and Bases 1. Hydrochloic Acid A) Causes eye and skin burns. May cause severe respiratory tract irritation with possible burns. May cause severe digestive tract irritation with possible burns. B) Extensive irrigation with water is required for eye contact (at least 30 minutes). In case of skin contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid immediately. Wash clothing before reuse. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately. If victim is fully conscious, give a cupful of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. C) Wear goggles, gloves and an apron. D) Stable under normal conditions and temperatures. Breaks down into Hydrogen chloride, chlorine, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen gas. 2. Potassium Hydroxide A) Corrosive. Water-Reactive. Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe eye and skin burns. Causes severe digestive and respiratory tract burns. B) Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Discard contaminated clothing in a manner which limits further exposure. Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. C) Wear goggles, gloves and an apron. D) Stable. Readily absorbs carbon dioxide and moisture from the air and deliquesces. Decomposes into Oxides of potassium. ...
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- Spring '08