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Why are some chemical powders too expensive?

  1. Jul 31, 2017 #1
    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?
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  3. Jul 31, 2017 #2


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    That's pretty broad question that is essentially intractable without some details about the chemicals you're interested in.
  4. Jul 31, 2017 #3
    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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