Observations on fungi, lichens, and plants around Olympia, WA.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Lab Day - Aqua Regia
After the initial hype and buildup surrounding the preparation, use, and disposal of aqua regia, I was disappointed by how innocuous the actual process was. No horrific burns. No screams of pain. To an observer it would have looked as if we were carefully pipetting water into test tubes. Alas, the aqua regia component of lab is complete, and soon we'll be off to the ICP-MS!