Every beaker that I have seen in a lab is made of glass. Glass, as I understand, is made of SiO2, or silicon dioxide, which has a crystalline structure that is similar to diamond. This property causes both diamonds and glass to be chemically inert. My question is, (ignoring the costs and technicalities of production), could beakers be feasibly made out of diamonds? Following up on this question, are there solutions that can dissolve glass effectively? What about solutions that can dissolve diamonds?
Diamonds are chemically inert. They burn at very high temperatures, but apart from this, they don't react. They are insoluble in all sorts of solvents, with the exceptions of iron above its melting point (~1500°C}. Glass is not really chemically inert. It is slowly attacked by concentrated solution of NaOH, or by pure NaOH above its melting point. It is also attacked by hydrofluoric acid HF.