Why are some chemical powders too expensive?

DrDK

I needed to do some experiments, so I was about to buy some chemical products.
But it failed because prices were so higher than I expected.
The prices got at least double, even triple.

Why are some chemical powder products too expensive than bead type?
 

DaveC426913

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That's pretty broad question that is essentially intractable without some details about the chemicals you're interested in.
 
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Unless you are thinking of huge quantities, you could always purchase a product in granular form, then grind it to a powder yourself, if powder is necessary.
Suppliers usually ship granules or crystals because they preserve the substance better, and there is less risk from accidents in transport.
 

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