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Glass Sand

Alternate Names: Silicon dioxide, silica, quartz sand

Oxide Analysis Formula
SiO2 100.00% 678.87
Al2O3 0.25% 1.00
Oxide Weight 40,902.00
Formula Weight 40,902.00


Used in glass containers, flat glass, fiber glass insulation, frit production and a variety of other specialty glass products. We have included a token impurity just as a reminder that these products are not completely pure.

Related Information


Materials Edgar Glass Sand
Materials Crystalline Silica
Materials Silica
Materials Quartz
URLs http://www.u-s-silica.com/msds.htm
Example of a glass sand MSDS
URLs http://www.u-s-silica.com/glasssand.htm
US Silica glass sand page
URLs http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/icsc/dtasht/_icsc08/icsc0808.htm
Quartz MSDS at ilo.org
URLs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz
Quartz on WikiPedia
Suppliers U.S. SILICA
Typecodes Silica/Quartz
Quartz is very abundant and there are many grades and name brands.
Typecodes Generic Material
Generic materials are those with no brand name. Normally they are theoretical, the chemistry portrays what a specimen would be if it had no contamination. Generic materials are helpful in educational situations where students need to study material theory (later they graduate to dealing with real world materials). They are also helpful where the chemistry of an actual material is not known. Often the accuracy of calculations is sufficient using generic materials.
Oxides SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide, Silica

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