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Name: Hipolk
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: MA
Country: USA
Date: Summer 2013


Question:
I wonder the hardness of transparent ceramic. Is the hardness of transparent ceramic better(or worse) than that of non-transparent ceramic?



Replies:
Hi Hipolk,

The simple answer to your question is that a ceramic's transparency, or opaqueness, has nothing at all to do with how hard the ceramic is. There is no connection between hardness and transparency.

Regards, Bob Wilson


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