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Chemistry Courses & Research: CH 113

Accelerated Principles of Chemistry


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Your worksheet is due in-lab, 1 week from today.

Your bibliography is due after lab, 1 week from today, at the 2nd Floor Service desk no later than 4:00 pm.

Toxicity Abbreviations

 = Lethal Concentration (usually measured in the air but sometimes in water)

 = For inhalation experiments, the concentration of the chemical in air that kills 50% of the test animals in a given time (usually four hours)

 = Lethal Dose given to a test population

 = Lethal Dose that killed 50% of test animals

Where to find SDS online

Example of warning signs for chemicals often found on safety data sheetsSafety Data Sheets (SDS) are available online through companies that sell the substances.

Try searching Google using the name of your chemical followed by MSDS OR SDS sheets. has a substantial collection of comprehensive sheets.

In addition, here are some examples of sites that have SDS records:

eBooks & Online Resources

Merck Index


Bibliographies and
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SDS Subject Headings

Each SDS sheet has the same 15 subject headings in order. Use this format to find information quickly.

1 Chemical Product and Company Identification

2 Composition, Information on Ingredients

3 Hazards Identification

4 First Aid Measures 

5 Fire Fighting Measures

6 Accidental Release Measures

7 Handling and Storage

8 Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

9 Physical and Chemical Properties

10 Stability and Reactivity

11 Toxicological Information

12 Ecological Information

13 Disposal Considerations

14 Transport Information

15 Regulatory Information

16 Other