April 25, 2013
WPI sells a new line of quality borosilicate glassware for laboratories. This article includes information on caring for your glassware.
CAUTION: Soda lime glass is a softer glass and should not be used for laboratory purposes,because it cannot endure the temperature or pressure changes of borosilicate glass, and it should not be autoclaved at the high temperatures. Most bottles are made of soda lime glass.This article deals with borosilicate glass. Do not mix soda lime glass with borosilicate glass in racks when you are cleaning or autoclaving.
New glassware is usually a little alkaline. After inspecting it for clips and cracks, wash the glass in warm, soapy water and then soak it in a solution of 1% HCl or HNO3 for a short period of time. Wash the glassware again and