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CHM321 Research Skills Guide: Home


Welcome to the CHM321 tutorial.

This tutorial was made for you by a Librarian from CSU Library. It is designed help you find the material you need for your assignments.

You can use this tutorial any way you like; some of you might like to read it from front to back, while others may prefer to dip in and out as required. Do take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with the content so you know what's in there in case you find yourself stuck later on.

Please contact us if you need help with your research.

Wishing you the best for the study ahead,

Tricia Bowman

CSU Librarian

Your Assignment

Start by reading the following article, which compares safety issues in chemistry laboratories in the UK and the US and gives you some background to the types of issues that are considered following a laboratory accident.

Van Noorden, R. (2011). A death in the lab: Fatality adds further momentum to calls for a shake-up in academic safety culture. Nature, 472, 270-271.


With this as background to inform your thinking, you are to write your essay on the explosion that occurred at the University of Hawaii in March 2016


Please refer to the CHM321 Subject Outline for more information in regard to your assignment.



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