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Why You Can’t Bake a Mason Jar

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Regular old glass like the kind that makes up a mason jar can shatter and explode if put in the oven. But we do have types of glass that you can bake your pie or brownies in and it’s all thanks to some neat chemical tricks.

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Images:
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/baked-chicken-in-the-oven-gm490310806-75141781
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/brownies-in-a-glass-baking-pan-gm172374655-23462885
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/hot-furnace-with-rotating-glass-special-industry-fire-furnace-for-melting-glass-for-further-designing-in-to-different-shape-sqqja16nzj4trsy0b
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/open-area-in-front-of-the-building-gm1069527780-286099103
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beakers.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kristallstruktur_Bortrioxid.png
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/freshly-baked-plum-pie-with-almonds-and-crumble-on-top-gm499506730-80263727

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