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Sidearm flaskEdit

Where is the term "Büchner flask" used? I've never heard of it before. I'm not disputing it's usage; however, I've never heard it on the East coast. I have only heard of them referred to as "sidearm flasks," and I have added that alternate name.--Swattie 15:41, 6 April 2007 (UTC)


Buchner flask pictureEdit

The Buchner flask photo is dark and it shows the Buchner flask very poorly. H Padleckas 21:21, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

I am working on a drawing of a Buchner flask. H Padleckas 06:16, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
I'm finished with this drawing. I'll try to upload it within a few days. H Padleckas 07:11, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Uploaded and inserted into article. H Padleckas 08:20, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Making NarcoticsEdit

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a narcotic is "A drug which when swallowed, inhaled, or injected into the system induces drowsiness, stupor, or insensibility, according to its strength and the amount taken; esp. an opiate." Narcotics are thus a subset of illegal drugs that might be made with glassware, and the first that comes to mind — Methamphetamine — is hardly a narcotic.

So that's not the best word choice, but I don't feel like changing it. "Drugs of abuse" maybe, keeping it very general? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 132.162.90.169 (talk) 02:03, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

"...some U.S. states (including Texas) have made possession of common flasks illegal without permit" Sorry for off topic, but i think some people from Texas need an urgent organ transplant because they have brain missing. 122.224.79.70 (talk) 17:56, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Legal issuesEdit

This section should be deleted. You can buy flasks in Texas without a permit. This claim is baseless. Texas has not made it illegal to posses a flask or any other lab equipment without permit. This is a misinterpretation. The Memorandum of Understanding between the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board only applies to schools; and it doesn't make flasks illegal, it is an agreement (understanding) between schools and law enforcement that states that schools will keep track of their chemicals and equipment to help prevent them from being diverted for illegal use. The memorandum refers to existing statues that define the meaning of "drug paraphernalia". All of the lab equipment listed specify that it's illegal to posses these items if adapted or intended for use in the manufacture controlled substances. In other words, intent is what makes possession illegal. This is analogous to owning a crow-bar, a ski mask, gloves, a map to a jewlry store, and a burlap sack. None of these items are illegal to posses, but if your car is searched with probable cause for whatever reason and a cop finds these items together then you may be charged with possession of burglary tools. It doesn't matter if he was searching for some other cause, nor does it matter if you haven't actually committed an act of burglary. Even then, possessing these tools together is not necessarily illegal. A prosecutor still has to show intent to use them illegally. --NoahSpurrier (talk) 13:14, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

i have read the above and agree. i have made the changes. -a curious reader — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.21.158.55 (talk) 00:39, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Florence flask pictureEdit

The picture identified as a Florence flask is really a round bottom flask. A Florence flask would be nearly spherical, but would have a flat bottom such that it could stand alone on a table. Unfortunately, I do not know how to change the picture. Wikineer (talk) 03:38, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

BiologyEdit

Biology 37.111.128.2 (talk) 06:07, 20 January 2023 (UTC)