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Function of wire gauze?

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09/13/2011

Wire gauze can be used to support a container (such as a beaker or flask) during heating. When the Bunsen burner flame is beneath it, with a tripod, the wire gauze helps to spread the flame (and heat) out evenly over the container.

It is frequently used in combination with an iron ring and ring stand with a Bunsen burner underneath it (see the Related Questions for more information about an iron ring, ring stand, and Bunsen burner & tripod).

A clay triangle serves a similar purpose, except that a clay triangle is used for a crucible instead.