Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The sound of broken glass...
I have the uncanny knack of identifying lab glassware by the sound it makes when it lands and breaks on the floor.
I amaze my students when I hear them drop something and identify what it was without seeing it. I get the chance to practice this a lot in General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry labs. It is mostly beakers and flasks, but there are distinct differences between the different types of glassware used in lab.