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What safety measures would you take if you have accidentally broken a test tube and spilled a chemical on the table?

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Asked by Ivyliz, Last updated: Nov 26, 2020

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M. Porter

M. Porter

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M. Porter
M. Porter, Senior Executive, Master of Art, San Jose

Answered Feb 28, 2019

Usually at the start of a Chemistry class, the professor teaches the safety precautions to avoid accidents and what the students would do if they will encounter any. When someone accidentally broke a test tube and spilled its content on the table, it is best to use water and paper towels to clean what is spilled and put the broken test tube in the proper disposal container specified for sharp objects.

Water is the best and safest liquid to be used especially on spills. Before doing an experiment, one must be aware of the location of all the safety equipment in the laboratory so if they happen to cause an accident, they can easily stop it while it is still manageable.

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Answered Aug 10, 2017

Use water and paper towel to clean up the spill; place the broken test tube in the disposal container specified by the teacher for sharp objects.

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
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Answered Nov 03, 2016

Caution your lab partners to avoid the area while you inform the teacher of the small accident.
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