Tobin (fringedweller) wrote in little_details,
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chemicals commonly found in a school laboratory stock cupboard

I'm trying to write a story set in modern day Britain that involves a member of staff in a secondary (high) school using a chemical or substance commonly found in a chemistry lab stock cupboard to kill somebody.

I've Googled variations on poisonous chemicals in school, toxic chemicals, school laboratory stock, school chemicals, list of chemicals in school etc, and I can't find what I'm looking for.

I'm obviously not a chemist, and I know that schools wouldn't have anything so dangerous that a fraction of a gram could kill - but does anybody know if the average chemistry department stock cupboard would have something that would be lethal, in a big enough dose? Or something that could be combined with something else? I'm aware that basic things can be lethal if you have too much of them, but I'm really looking for something that is a bit unusual, or exotic.

I'm sorry this is a bit vague, but I'm still in the plot development stage at the moment. Thanks to anybody that can help!
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