I'm handling 0.12N of sulfuric acid for a science experiment that I am carrying out for a school project. I hear about all these terrible effects if it's ingested, inhaled, or gets in contact in skin. But how dangerous is it?
My safety equipment that I'm using currently are a pair of polyvinyl gloves, goggles, long sleeve shirt, apron, jeans, and closed toe shoes. However, I do not have a respirator and wondering if I should get one.
Would it be safe to handle this without a respirator? I will not be spraying the sulfuric acid directly in the air. However, I will be adding approximately 0.5mL of the 0.12N sulfuric acid into 500mL of water, putting it in a spray bottle, and be watering some plants with it. Will it still be dangerous even spraying a low concentration in the air?
Would the 0.12N concentration still be enough to cause chemical burns on my skin? To what extent and severity? Also, just to confirm, it is safe to add drops of the acid to water, but not vice versa? I would really appreciate the advice that you can provide me.