Mortars and Pestles are very common in not only laboratories but also kitchens. Chefs use these in grinding ingredients such as herbs, spices, etc. In solid state chemistry, a mortar and pestle is often used to prepare reactants for a solid state synthesis.
This set is perfect if you need to grind or crush substances of different sizes. While certain substances do not fit in the smaller 3' mortar, they will fit nicely in the 4' or 5' mortar. In addition, some substances may be to small in the larger 5' mortar creating inefficiency and loss.
Each mortar and pestle is porcelain and its high quality, beautiful finish is a great addition to any lab or kitchen. Each mortar has a pouring lip and is glazed on the outside (except for the bottom surface). The pestle is also glazed to the grinding surface, with the grinding surface remaining unglazed.
This set includes the following:
- 3' Mortar and Pestle with 65 mL capacity. Mortar outside diameter measures 90 mm with a 90 mm pestle length.
- 4' Mortar and Pestle with 145 mL capacity. Mortar outside diameter measures 120 mm with a 130 mm pestle length.
- 5' Mortar and Pestle with 400 mL capacity. Mortar outside diameter measures 150 mm with a 160 mm pestle length.