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[*] posted on 29-3-2015 at 15:09


96%; Like most people, slipped up with the Schlenk, thinking it was a Straus flask. Isn't the Straus actually a Schlenk Flask anyway, they are for the most part interchangable (Air sensitive reactions) and have the same structure. I didn't expect I'd do half as well as I did
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[*] posted on 29-3-2015 at 19:39


Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  

I knew what a kjeldahl flask was b/c I'd seen one on Elemental Scientific (Thanks Tom Holm! :))


I agree. A great site. I missed a couple that I should have gotten right.

I'd like to point out that Elemental does carry lots of glassware. Selling the Kjeldahl flask for only $20.



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Here are pictures of additional glassware that we have in stock. We actually have a lot more, but these are the only pictures I have at this time.

Condensers (1024x576).jpg - 457kB GC Connectors (1024x576).jpg - 481kB Tissue Grinder (576x1024).jpg - 435kB Drying Fermentation Tubes (1024x576).jpg - 590kB Beakers Flasks (1024x576).jpg - 523kB Funnels (1024x576).jpg - 528kB Storage Bottles (1024x576).jpg - 470kB Dropping Bottles 2 (1024x576).jpg - 510kB Centrifuge tubes (1024x576).jpg - 535kB




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[*] posted on 29-3-2015 at 19:59


wow, i want to go on a shopping spree at your store, tomholm! i havent seen a real brick and mortar science store in a long time, i have no idea where there is one anywhere near me. i may have to plan a road trip.
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[*] posted on 2-4-2015 at 12:09


I was about to say the same thing! Maybe in a year or so, a couple of us could drive over to your shop! That'd be fun! I'll be saving up! :)



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[*] posted on 6-4-2015 at 16:31


Occasionally, I run across some glassware in my inventory that I don't recognize. Here are a couple of examples. I assume they are a type of manometer, but the stopcocks and the opening at the bottom of the "U" in the tube have me a bit confused. Anyone have a better explanation?

Tom

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[*] posted on 6-4-2015 at 16:50


Missed the Straus flask... Was proud of myself knowing the Kjeldahl flask though! Brewers Unite!



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[*] posted on 10-4-2015 at 16:03


The opening at the bottom could just be a let-out for mercury (Manometers are filled with Hg, right...? sorry if I'm mistaken), and the stopcock a pressure release.



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[*] posted on 11-4-2015 at 21:49


Quote: Originally posted by Dr.Bob  
http://www.compoundchem.com/glasswarequiz/

I got a 96%, but they have one graphic that is terrible, so it should not count. But I had to guess a few of them, but could elimate most answers, so not too hard. But it is an amusing test.


I got a 96% too. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the confusing part you're eluding to, and where I got my only one wrong, was trying to distinguish a Schlenk flask from a Straus flask. They looked almost identical. Furthermore, if you look up a Straus flask on Wikipedia, it doesn't have its own entry, but is mentioned - in the entry on Schlenk flasks!
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[*] posted on 14-4-2015 at 04:20


I got an 80 but I also very sleepily said a beaker was an erlenmeyer.

I think I know the graphic your talking about. Those test tubes like images were really screwy. I'd never heard of a "boiling tube" before. Or a Strauss flask. Was fun though :)




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[*] posted on 29-5-2016 at 10:21


73%

Wasn't sure what some of the particular round bottom flasks with extra necks and stopcocks were. I'm also not so familiar with some of the organic chemistry glassware. :(

However, I did get a good laugh at the 119 people who got 0-9% who apparently thought that flasks and beakers were the only glassware used in chemistry. :D
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[*] posted on 29-5-2016 at 15:16


meh, 80 %




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[*] posted on 30-5-2016 at 06:34


I got 66%.

One thing that is find strange is that when i only clicked the top answer i got 33%:P. Is it even possible to get 0-9 with random guessing?
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[*] posted on 30-5-2016 at 06:50


83
It took one mouse click and passed thru two questions, twice, so no idea what they were.




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[*] posted on 30-5-2016 at 07:02


Chem quizes like this are awesome, its fun to see what we all do and don't know. If all SM members enjoy these as much as I do, it might be worth doing another one through socrative or something. Socrative is just a website where someone can make and deliver a quiz to anyone who has a 'room number'.
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[*] posted on 30-5-2016 at 07:14


86%, not bad but there were at least 5 guesses:P.
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[*] posted on 30-5-2016 at 07:16


I had a score of 83%. Not bad, given the fact that I do not have any formal education in chemistry besides my high school stuff. My profession is in software engineering and consultancy. I teached myself chemistry and also about different kinds of glassware.



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[*] posted on 30-5-2016 at 09:29


76% I have to review some of the glassware
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[*] posted on 3-6-2016 at 12:45


man, some of those pictures of the BME store have my mouth watering, definitely going to stop by there when I graduate HS...



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