Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Will it dissolve?

Lab work is an essential part in chemistry education, so a question that arose today is how well the iPad will stand up to the harsh chemical environments of our labs. Good question! And I'd be happy to hear what people have to say about this. Especially acetone is a very enthousiastic dissolver of many, many things and it might not be a very bright idea to use it to clean your iPad. On the other hand, the main components (on the outside) of the iPad are in fact glass and aluminium, which should be allright.

Perhaps this is a good question to answer before sending the students into the lab with their iPads. Since I don't plan on testing it on my own iPad, perhaps I will get this guy to try it out!

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