I'm planning on studying chemistry in university next year and although I know a good bit of inorganic and organic chem theory I have very little practical lab experience. I want to get a feel for simple procedures like dissolving chemicals in solvents and recrystallizing etc. I want to test out solubilities with common solvents like isopropyl alcohol, methanol, acetone etc. Is it safe to bring solvents like these to the boiling point in order to dissolve chemicals into them? Alcohols aren't as volatile as acetone so I wouldn't be as worried working with them but is it dangerous to bring a solvent like acetone to the boiling point? I'd imagine it would create alot of vapours and there would be the possibility of the vapours hitting the stove and igniting but how high is the risk of something like that happening? What safety procedures should I take if I was to boil a volatile solvent like acetone?