Silica Crucible and Glass Desiccator

Silica Crucible and Glass Desiccator

Detailed Description

Geochemists use platinum, silica, and ceramic crucibles, shown here in a glass container called a desiccator.  Silica is used because it is resistant to extremely high temperatures and because it is chemically inert. Silicon, linked up with a pair of oxygen molecules as silicon dioxide, is known as silica. 

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Image Dimensions: 2535 x 1700

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Location Taken: US