• Question: what is the worst thing youcan ever do with water in a lab ??

    Asked by libya4life to Tom on 18 Jun 2011.
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      Tom Crick answered on 18 Jun 2011:

      There are a number of things that you shouldn’t do with water in a lab e.g. the alkali metals react violently with water! Also, certain materials when they are on fire are not put out when you use water, you usually have to remove its source of oxygen.

      I’d also be careful about drinking water in a lab, you don’t know what could have contaminated it!