Chemical Biology 3OA3, September 2009 Page 9 5. EATING, DRINKING AND SMOKING are not allowed in the laboratory. 6. HORSEPLAY , stunt experiments, or experiments not assigned are strictly forbidden in all laboratories. The Department has the right to banish an offender from the laboratories. 7. CLEANING SOLUTION of the sulfuric-dichromate type should be treated with respect. Any splattering will destroy clothing and quickly produce painful skin burns. Under no circumstances should nitric acid be used to clean vessels that contain organic material, because an explosion or a fire may ensue. 8. WATER OR CHEMICALS spilled on the floor must be mopped or cleaned up promptly. Spill Kits are provided in each laboratory for the neutralization of spilled chemicals. Never leave Apparatus containing corrosive materials around where someone might be burned. When diluting an acid, pour the acid into water. NEVER POUR WATER INTO AN ACID
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