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Lab Glassware – All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Let us review what kind of glassware and equipment we use in a chemical lab to accomplish incredible experiments.

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Electronic balance

It is used for measuring mass of a chemical. The electronic balance usually consists of a pan on which the substance is placed. The mass appears on a screen, it is proportional to the displacement of the pan due to the pull of gravity. The electronic balance one of the most important equipment that should be Present in any laboratory.

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Ring stand and ring clamp

The ring stand is used as support to clamp laboratory glassware and other equipment in place so it does not fall down or come apart. Ring clamp is used with The ring stand to hold glassware such as a beaker or a funnel.

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Bunsen burner

It is important when using a Bunsen burner in a chemical lab to be careful not to put flammable materials like aromatic compounds such as petrol anywhere near it or this may cause a fire.

Beaker

A beaker is a simple container which is commonly used in each laboratory. Beakers have generally a cylindrical shape, with a flat bottom. Their sizes vary from 1 mL up to several litres. They are glass apparatus used to hold mix and heat liquids.

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Beaker tongs

Beaker tongs are metallic and looks like a scissors. They are used to safely handle a hot beaker or any other glassware.

Utility clamp

It is a metallic clamp used to secure glassware to a ring stand.

Burette

A burette is a long glass graduated tube with a tap around it. A burette is used for dispensing an accurate volume of a liquid and measuring its discharge. The burette is used in the titration process to measure the equivalence volume.

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Conical flask also known as the Erlenmeyer flask

is a glassware that has a narrow neck that expands towards its base. It is used to hold and mix Chemicals. The small neck is to facilitate mixing without spilling.

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Test Tube

A glass tube with a round base used to hold and mix liquids. A steel rack or a clamp is used to hold it. They are widely used in a chemical lab to hold, mix and heat small quantities of chemicals especially for qualitative experiments. Their round bottom and straight sides minimize mass loss, and make them easier to clean.

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Graduated Cylinder

Graduated cylinder has a cylindrical shape. It is used to measure a precise volume of a liquid, the marks on the cylinder represent the amount of liquid that has been measured.

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Volumetric flask

A volumetric flask is a round flask with a long neck and a flat bottom, it is used to prepare solutions to an accurate volume. There is a small line on the neck that indicates how far to fill it with water. Volumetric flasks are used to measure volumes much more precisely than beakers or Erlenmeyer flasks.

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Volumetric Pipette

A volumetric pipette is a graduated glass tube that is used to measure an exact volume of liquid. The main advantage of a volumetric pipette is its accuracy. 

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Funnel

funnel it is used to transfer liquids into containers with small openings, it is also used for filtration with a filter paper placed inside it.

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Pipette bulb

A round rubber bulb used to draw liquids into a pipe.

Forceps

Forceps are used to pick up or hold small objects.

Mortar and pestle

mortar and pestle used to crush and grinds materials.

Scoopula

A scoopula is used to transfer solids. It look Similar to a spoon.

Stirring rod

Stirring rod is used for stirring and mixing and it is usually made of glass.

Lab Glassware - All the needed tools and equipment in a chemistry Lab

Wash bottle

The wash bottle is used to rinse pieces of glassware and to add small quantities of water.