Lab coat versus concentrated acid

Want a visual for why you should wear a lab coat? Check out Pictures from an Organic Chemistry Laboratory, where Kristof has a photo from a nitration that went awry, spilling concentrated sulfuric and nitric acid “everywhere.” It might even be an argument for adding an apron over a lab coat in some situations.

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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  1. I know that the emphasis was on the chemical reaction and need for lab coat, but I was dismayed to see all the pictures of ungloved hands handling reaction flasks and one in which is appears the researcher is not wearing safety glasses.