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The Chemistry Of Glass Blowing

The chemistry of this ancient material.

If you’ve ever tapped a screen to send a tweet, opted for the bottled soda because it tastes better, or drooled over art glass in a gallery, then your life has been changed for the better by the transparent yet durable combination of sand and simple chemicals we call glass. We visited McFadden Art Glass in Baltimore, Maryland, to learn about the chemistry of this ancient material.

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