Chemical container and risk of replacement—real examples from chemistry laboratories

  • Wedad H. Al-Dahhan
  • Ali A. Ali
  • Emad Yousif Yousif


Chemicals in a broader prospective are hazardous substances that can pose a major risk to health and safety if not handled, stored, or
transferred correctly. These risks may include health and/physical damage to individuals. In this concern, one of the most influential
practices to reduce any damage to people or properties can be achieved via keeping chemicals in special chemical storage containers. In
this humble effort, we overview some observations and examples of the improper use of chemical containers, especially when it comes to
the transfer of some aliquots of liquids, or some reactive substances including corrosives. We also emphasize the significance of proper
labeling, putting hazard diamonds (instructions) and regular inspections to take in order to check the condition of the stored chemicals,
which can eventually assist in decreasing any possible dangers.


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