ERIC Number: ED393658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Hazards of Reactive Chemicals in High School Laboratories.
Chemical reactivity is a major area of risk in high school laboratories. This paper reports on a study that has provided a research-based framework for risk management in Australian chemical education. The chemical practice model of risk management is considered with respect to kinetic factors; catalysts; concentrations and proportions; temperature; induction period factors; runaway reactions; pressure; exothermic reactions and explosions; agitation problems; adiabatic systems; thermal stability; and problems concerning chemical structures. The model includes a policy consideration of issues related to dusts and fibers in laboratories. Contains 30 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the CONASTA Conference (44th, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, September 24-29, 1995).