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i got pure liquid bromine on my skin in chemistry today - what should i do!? Watch

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    I am a Chemistry A - Level student and got pure liquid bromine on my skin today when we did an experiment. It was yellowy orange and was not washing off. Now (a few hours later) its turned brown and my finger is aching slightly.

    Has this happened to anyone? and what should i do? should I go to the GP/hospital? I really need a reply!
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    Didn't your teacher give you any advise on how to treat it?

    Liquid bromine can be very nasty - it can give really severe burns if not careful. As far as I know, you're meant to treat it with sodium thiosulfate solution but you won't have that at home.

    Is there a walk in clinic near you that you can visit? It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to get some form of medical treatment, especially if its aching
 
 
 
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