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Chemistry in use
Submitted by aditi on 30 January, 2017 - 11:04
My introduction to glass was in my chemistry class - I learned what is glass (silica), how it is made (high temperature melting in a kiln). I used glass in my day to life (cutlery, building, vehicles etc). But when it came to cutting the glass during one of the projects at Aarohi, I operated from the belief that this is a tough material, cannot be cut by hands, it needs high-temperature kiln or glass cutting machine. Recently when Stanzin from Swaraj visited Aarohi, he offered to teach us to cut glass. Initially, I was skeptical (one of those science experiments which does not work).
He demonstrated the cutting with ease :)
Further study revealed its nature and causes of failure or reasons of cutting. Felt better using chemistry in daily life, and it makes so much sense.