Why have a clear area available?
A clear area on the lab bench is important, because if glassware
becomes hot it may need to be set down quickly. An open space
is needed for this glassware, or else its contents may be lost.
Video: Handling a beaker in a messy area ( 1.05 M )
When working with test tubes, have a test tube rack available
for the same reason stated above.
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