What is the correct procedure to follow when smelling the odor of a chemical substance?
A. Fan your hand over the substance toward your nose which should be directly over the beaker. B. Place your nose directly over the substance and take a big whiff. C. Fan your hand over the substance toward your nose which should be several centimeters away from the substance. D. Place your nose near the opening of the beaker and inhale.
C is the best answer to this question. You can fan your hand over the substance so that the smell can start to reach your nose. This will allow you to get a whiff of the substance without sniffing it directly. It should be remembered that sniffing the substance.
When you try to directly sniff the chemicals, there is a chance that you will be damaging your nasal passages and even your lungs. You need to stay safe and just get a whiff of the odor of the chemicals that you are dealing with. You can list down and describe the substance properly if needed in the report.