A Robust Laboratory Glassware & its components

Since the very beginning when it was actually known as alchemy, glassware has been the medium of choice for chemical research. Thus Lab Glassware has a long role in the branch of science known as chemistry.

Today's modern chemistry lab ware really hasn’t changed much from the days of old. It is true that the equipments used in chemistry lab have advanced to an enormous degree with the advanced technology. But the basic chemist just beginning to learn this trade, many of the tools and pieces of lab equipments are still unused.

Chemical Glassware is quite different from the glassware that we commonly use in our house. Glassware used in a chemistry lab is required to maintain structural integrity under stringent conditions than glass that is used for households. Laboratory Glassware must have temperature enduring capacity because it is used in the facilitation of reactions, digestions and concentrations commonly performed in a laboratory setting.

The robust nature of Lab glassware< used in a chemical research is a function of its chemical makeup. These Glass wares are generally made from borosilicate glass. These are usually composed of about 70% silica, 10% boron oxide, 8% sodium oxide, 8% potassium oxide, and 1% calcium oxide. This combination of structural components helps in resisting the temperature of a glass matrix that has a very low coefficient of thermal expansion.

Science is fun. Chemistry is fun. Learning about the materials around us is a fascinating pursuit. If you are interested in learning about Laboratory Glassware, check out our range of Lab Glass Ware Products, Liquid Handling System selected with the beginner in mind.