What Does Crucible Mean?


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Swarda Padwal Profile
Swarda Padwal answered
Crucible has its origin in Latin and is taken from the word crucibulum. It is spelt as kroo-si-b'l. Crucible is another name for a vessel. But this vessel is a container which is made use of in laboratories or for scientific purposes. In this vessel metals and many other substances can be melted. Thus this crucible is made of strong material which is resistant to very high temperatures and thus it doesn't melt easily. There are also glass crucibles. Generally crucible made of porcelain is used. In chemical language it is also called evaporating dish.

Crucible describes a situation that is very difficult and cannot be dealt with. But such a situation often produces something new or good for all the concerned people and things. For example: New York and Los Angeles have arguably replaced Paris as the crucible of new artistic culture.
Muddassar Memon Profile
Muddassar Memon answered
Crucible basically is a cup-shaped member of laboratory equipment generally used to hold chemical complexes when heating them at extremely high temperatures.

The receptacle is generally manufactured from porcelain or an inert metal. The initial application of platinum was to create crucibles. Over the period of years metals like nickel and zirconium were used to create crucibles. Crucibles are generally used with a high temperature-resistance crucible cover created from similar substance. These lids are usually loose-fitting to permit gases to pass out through heating of a sample inside.

Crucibles as well as their lids usually come in high figure and low figure shapes and in a number of diverse sizes. A crucible is moreover a urn in which metals are melted, generally for temperatures exceeding above 500 degrees Celsius.

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