Silica gel beads, light micrograph

Silica gel beads, light micrograph

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Caption: Silica gel beads. Light micrograph of beads of non-hazardous self-indicating silica gel. Silica gel is a form of silicon dioxide synthetically obtained from sodium silicate. It is commonly used as a desiccant to absorb moisture in small enclosed environments, for example, inside packages of goods. Often a humidity indicator is included, so the beads change colour depending on the amount of water they have absorbed. Magnification: x11, when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: absorbent, bead, beads, black background, chemical, chemistry, clear, compound, desiccant, device, equipment, light micrograph, light microscope, no-one, nobody, porous, silica dioxide, silica gel, technological, technology, vitreous

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