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How is glass made?

Questionnaire

1. What is the primary element for making glass?

2. Why is sodium carbonate and calcium oxide added to the sand?

3. What are some chemicals added to improve the glass for the purpose which is to be used?

4. What are the names of the chemicals added to produce a desired color in the glass and what color are obtained with each of them?

5. Where is the mixture placed?

6. Why is the mixture melted into liquid?

7. Why is the mixture homogenized and remove bubbles from the molten glass?

8. How is the molten glass shaped?

9. What is the most common way used to strengthen the glass?