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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Melting Glass

Today in the Organic Chem lab we had to make capillaries from glass in order to do the chromatography. So, I heated a pipet over a bunsen burner(while rotating it) until the glass started to melt. Once it drooped, I had to remove it quickly from the flame and stretch it out as far as I can. I never thought working with glass was so much fun! I never burned glass before; it is SO COOL!

We then broke the thin stretched out glass with our nails! like, woah! Isn't that the coolest thing?

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