Jul 24, 2015
More often that not, chemists perform analysis that involves perchloric acid inside a general purpose fume hood. However, such kinds of analysis demands a specialized fume hood with a wash-down system.
The dangers we are exposed to
Perchloric acid is a powerful oxidizing, strong acid useful for certain analytical procedures, but carries potential dangers due to the formation of perchlorate salts within the fume hood, ductwork, and fan components. When heated, perchloric acid vaporizes, then condenses to form metallic perchlorates. Its salts are extremely shock sensitive which can explode with very little disturbance.
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