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What is the difference between "technical grade" and "commercial grade" chemicals?


Technical grade chemicals are less pure than reagent grade chemicals, and are usually used in applications where there are no official standards for impurity levels. Commercial grade chemicals are prepared in volume for general industrial use. Purity levels vary but they're often comparable in purity to technical grade chemicals.

Author: Fred Senese senese@antoine.frostburg.edu



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