Cleaning Chemical Glassware

  • Posted on: 10 March 2023
  • By: Nordland

Procedures for cleaning chemical glassware to be used in ordinary laboratory work will be described. Successful and reproducible work in the chemistry laboratory depends on the consistent use of clean equipment. Chemical synthesis will generally not require as strict of an extreme adherence to cleaning protocols as that in chemical analysis. Hence, the use of chromic-sulfuric acid baths may usually be avoided and has become virtually unknown in organic synthetic laboratories.