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I am a high school physics teacher who recently took over chemistry as well. Small school, I'm a one person chemistry department. So I inherited a chemical store room FULL of 50+ year old chemicals. I'm trying to figure out what to get rid of..... I don't want to dispose of anything that may come in handy. So..... does anyone know of a use for "Benzoic Acid"?
chemteacher Pat- Long time chemist/materials scientist here. Get rid of everything that is more than 3 years old. While most scientists/teachers often are pack rats, the chemicals that have been there forever have most likly changed (oxided, hydrated, decomposed) so their label composition does really match their true composition. So, reactions that are done w...See More
chemteacher Sorry typo. I meant to say, in the first paragraph, "...changed (oxidized, hydrated, decomposed) so their label composition DOESN'T really match their true composition."

The software doesnn't allow me to edit once posted.
Aug 25
Bob R/CA I was hoping someone would chime in to help - great advice :O)
Aug 25
Bob R/CA You can always repost your message, and then hit "report post" and write "corrected" or "rpls remove my post, made an error" or just write nothing, they'll figure it out. I do it all the time.
Aug 25


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