Clear glas reagent bottle labelled 'OXALIC ACID', 1940.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Clear glas reagent bottle labelled 'OXALIC ACID', 1940.

Richardson, Claire

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Description

Reagent bottle with an embosed, fired label and a ground glas stopper. A reagent is a substance or mixture used in chemical analysis. Many laboratory chemicals are stored in this type of bottle. Oxalic acid ((COOH)2.2H2O) is a white poisonous acid which is soluble in water, alcohol and ether. It occurs naturally in rhubarb and has various industrial uses.
 

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