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Lab safety-related

  1. Feb 16, 2005 #1
    Out of 0.1 M HCl and 0.1 M NaOH, which one is potentially more hazardous to your eyes?
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    Are u planning to spill solutions into (one's/your) eyes...?:tongue2:Chlorhydric acid (especially gaseous one,which results in various rections) is very irritating (like ammonia),so it should be handled with care,and the room be fully ventilated.

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  4. Feb 16, 2005 #3

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    NaOH is more corrosive to skin, but has a lower vapor pressure.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2005 #4

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    They're both very toxic,so pay attention with washing your hands,in the unfortunate case of spilling...

    Daniel.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2008 #5

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    By far the NaOH is more hazardous. If you get the acid in your eye you will know it immediately. Not so with the NaOH. It won't start hurting until way too much damage has been done!
     
  7. Mar 20, 2008 #6
    Yes, NaOH is worse also because it dissolves cornea better and it's less fast to eliminate from the eye rinsing with water.
     
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