For general use, reactivity of fused quartz is unreactive, including when exposed to most acids, metals, chlorine and bromine at ordinary temperatures. It is slightly attacked by alkaline solutions, the reaction rate increasing with temperature and concentration of solution. Phosphoric acid will attack fused quartz at temperatures about 150 °C. Hydrofluoric acid alone will attack at all temperatures. Carbon and some metals will reduce fused quartz; basic oxides, carbonates, sulfates, etc., will react with it at elevated temperatures.
Wondering about the future of the fused quartz market? Consider this report. According to Cole Market Research: “Global High-grade Fused Quartz Market 2020 by Manufacturers,…Continue reading
Quartz and fluorite are two very different minerals, each with a different hardness and crystal structure, although on the surface they look very similar. Both…Continue reading