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H2o2 catalyst safety question

by Dolby
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Dolby
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Apr4-12, 10:28 PM
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Hello, I will be experimenting with hydrogen peroxide from 5-60% concentrations and small amounts of alkaline metals to measure how much gas is produced in under 5 min. I understand that hydrogen peroxide is a dangerous chemical if not handled right. My question is that on the MSDS it says that it gives off a vapor that is harmful if inhaled, has anyone had any experience with this (like tips) and is this something I should take extreme precaution with or will I be okay if I have a well ventilated area? (outdoors)

Also on a side note if the hydrogen peroxide vapor is harmful will the gas from decomposition be just as harmful or not harmful at all?
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Borek
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Apr5-12, 02:10 AM
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For me your question shows you should not do these experiments, as they are too dangerous for your level of knowledge and experience.
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Apr5-12, 12:41 PM
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Well no offense but we all need to start somewhere to gain the knowledge and experience. I have already experimented several times with h2o2 using up to 10% concentration. From those experiments I have determined that when it decomposes it only produces steam (water, heat) and oxygen. What I'm trying to understand is that before I start with more concentrations is there any thing else it could make this harmful inhalation wise?

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Apr5-12, 01:14 PM
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H2o2 catalyst safety question

Yes, you have to start somewhere, but scaling up dangerous experiments without a LOT of experience is a bad idea. Sorry, this is a dangerous activity, I am locking the thread.

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