Re: Help please!
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:12 am
inki3 wrote:Thank you for your advice and help Louise!
I never took the chemical home. I left it in my chemistry teacher's room. I have talked about it with him and it just disappeared... I was concerned about it too. Also, the other chemicals were supplied by my teacher; this includes the AlCl3. I've never taken it out of the classroom. So it is a complete mystery. I have looked on all the drawers of the class except the storage room where my teacher keeps the chemicals and i'm not allowed in. The bottle was very small. it cost only about $15.
So the only problem I confront now...is to first find a sodium nitrite... and try to find this chemical somewhere in the room.
I must find this chemical.......
Thank you Louise!!!
Please talk to your chemistry teacher again- maybe he put it in the cabinet and would look carefully? I'm really glad that these chemicals are at school and not at your home.
Was this chemical in solution already? (Was it powder or liquid?) Looking at a chemical catalog, sodium nitrite powder is generally sold in large amounts (500 g or above) and is expensive. Premade solutions are also sold, for example, 5% nitrite in water, in smaller amounts (100 mL) and cost about $10, which is close to what your bottle cost. The premade solution is somewhat safer too, since it is a smaller amount of nitrite.