One can't explore how substances combine and transform without glassware. This starter set will empower budding chemists to begin exploring the nature of the chemical world. While not comprehensive (you'll eventually want a distillation apparatus, for example), it's sufficient for many student projects.
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This set of borosilicate boiling flask (1000 ml), thermometer, and condenser tube will provide your laboratory with the glassware to explore many chemical procedures that require distillation. This really a "must have" for any citizen chemistry laboratory. You will want to purchase stands and clamps to hold the glassware safely in place.
Laboratory stands are the backbones any serious chemistry setup. This stand comes with a ring for holding boiling flasks while heating, and a special clamp for securely positioning condenser tubes and refluxing columns and the like. We suggest that you have at least two stands and one ring and two clamps to start.
There is no better way to get comfortable with chemistry than to be able to construct and hold in your own hands 3D models of the molecules with which you are experimenting. This inexpensive kit will help budding scientist(s) develop the physical intuition they need to develop a powerful understanding of chemistry.
I guess you could call this the "stand alone stand." Hold the clamps, hold the rights. This inexpensive aid will help support nearly all of your students' chemistry explorations.
3 -Fingered Clamp
Low cost and highly reliable general clamp for holding scientific glassware.
This is an outstanding educational kit. This provides a comprehensive introduction to atomic interactions and molecular structure.
Catastrophe in chemistry is often just a small misstep away. That's why it is so it is vital that you cultivate a culture of safety in all of lab spaces. Eye protection should be warn at all times when working with chemicals. Make sure you have proper protection for all your students.
The classic lab coat! These are very useful for anyone doing experimental chemistry.
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