Jacobi wrote: meierfra wrote:
Recommended Lab Equipment for Division C Chemistry Events
Each team may bring any or all of the items listed below for use in Division C Chemistry Events requiring
laboratory equipment. Teams not bringing these items will be at a disadvantage as Event Supervisors will not
provide Recommended Lab Equipment. A penalty of up to 10% may be given if a team brings prohibited lab
equipment to the event.
Does the part about "may bring...all the items listed below" mean that I can use one kit that contains both Chem Lab and Forensics supplies or "penalty...if a team brings prohibited lab equipment" mean that I need a separate kit for each?
I'd side on the latter. You can have a base kit, plus additional items that you take in and out for each event.
I would personally interpret "prohibited items" being stuff that's not on that list at all, especially since stuff that can be used in chem lab could technically be used in forensics even if it's not necessarily useful and even though not everything that's used for forensics can be used in chem lab (i.e. there's no point in using microscope slides and coverslips for chem lab, I would be surprised if that was ever a thing).
disclaimer: not an official rule interpretation, only place for those is soinc.org rule clarifications and FAQ's.