• Question: have any of you ever set fire to your lab

    Asked by THE GREAT MANGO to Gavin, Mark, Michel, Roisin on 16 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Roisin Jones

      Roisin Jones answered on 16 Nov 2016:

      Set fire to the entire lab? No! Had a small contained fire in a fumehood? Yes, I was setting up a still (a piece of equipment used to dry solvents) that contained sodium metal, and a small piece came into contact with water and went on fire, however, it burned out very fast, no one was injured and nothing was damaged!

    • Photo: Mark Kennedy

      Mark Kennedy answered on 16 Nov 2016:

      Thankfully no. My lab is just an office with computers in it, and we don’t play with chemicals in here. 🙂