I have some glass flasks that have glass stoppers. It’s basically the typical glass stopper with the frosted tip which fits into a glass opening. Basically think of a typical glass volumetric flask. i attached a pic of my flasks with the stopper. they are not threaded connections. i believe they slight self lock. like i put the stopper in and push down and turn to get it tight.
So my question is, if I am travelling/moving theses flasks around in a situation where they may tip over or be upside down for some time with fluid inside them , is it better to have the glass to glass contact between the glass stopper and the glass opening fully dry? Or is it better to add some oil to the glass stopper?
If I do glass to glass and they both are dry, it’s usually pretty sealed however I believe I have always been told to use some type of oil as it helps it seal better but I tbink I am against using oil becusse I feel like the stopper has a higher chance of coming off or slightly moving causing a leak becusse of the slipperiness of the oil.
*the connection is not threaded, it is just flat like a typical glass volumetric flask”
I of course will be using parafilm/tape on top so I am just wondering which method is best so no liquid leaks out. There will be no gas build up, its just liquid like water or alcohol sometimes but i dont care if they slightly evaporate. i just dont want leaks
Basically I am looking for the best method to reduce leaks