Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016 Views: 42
Many types of glasses are used in laboratory glass. "Modern Glass Working" by M.C. Nokes states that, "Soda Glass is used for making laboratory glass such as test tubes, gas jars as well as heavy goods. The British Glass website states that borosilicate glass has relatively low alkali content and consequently has good chemical durability and thermal shock resistance (it doesn't break when changing temperatures quickly). As a result is widely used in the chemical industry for laboratory apparatus. Quartz glass is also used because of its purity.
Laboratory glass is used for scientific experiments and other work in science, especially in chemistry and biology laboratories. I hope this information answers your question.