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Chemistry Lab Equipments

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beaker
glass or plastic; common sizes are 50mL,100mL,250mL,400mL;may be heated and used as container
buret
glass; common sizes are 25 and 50 mL; used to measure volumes of solutions in titrations
ceramic square
used under hot apparatus or glassware
clamp
may be fastened to support apparatus.
Types of clamps
buret/test tube clamp, clamp holder, double buret clamp, ring clamp, 3-pronged jaw clamp
clay triangle
wire frame with porcelain supports; used to support the crucible
condenser
glass; used in distillation procedures
crucible and cover
porcelain; used to heat small amounts of solid substances at high temperatures.
crucible tongs
iron or nickel; used to pick up and hold small items.
dropper pipet
glass tip with rubber bulb; used to transfer small volumes of liquid.
erlenmeyer flask
glass; common sizes are 100mL, 250mL; may be heated; used in titrations.
evaporating dish
porcelain; used to contain small volumes of liquid being evaporated.
florence flask
glass; common sizes are 125mL, 250mL,500mL; may be heated; used in making and for storing solutions.
forceps
metal; used to hold or pick up small objects.
funnel
glass or plastic; common size holds 12.5cm diameter filter paper
Gas burner (Bunsen burner)
constructed of metal; connected in a gas supply with rubber tubing; used to heat chemicals[dry or in solutions] in beakers, test tubes and crucibles.
Gas collecting tube
glass; marked mL in intervals; used to measure gas volumes.
Glass rod with nichrome wire
used in flame tests
Graduated cylinder
glass or plastic; common sizes are 10mL, 50mL, 100mL; used to measure approximate volumes; must not be heated.
Graduated Pipet
glass; common sizes are 10mL, 25mL; used to measure solution in volumes; less accurate than a volumetric pipet.
Mortar and Pestle
porcelain; may be used to grind crystals and lumpy chemicals to powder.
Pipet Bulb
rubber; used in filling pipet with a solution: a pipet must never be filled by mouth.
plastic wash bottle
flexible plastic; squeeze sides to dispense water.
platform balance
also known as triple beam balance.
pneumatic trough
galavanized container with shelf; used in experiments where gas is collected.
ring stand
metal rod fixed upright in heavy metal base; has many uses as support
rubber stoppers
has many several sizes
rubber tubing
used to connect apparatus to transfer liquid or gases.
safety goggles
plastic; must be worn all times while working in the laboratory.
screw clamp (pinch clamp)
metal; used to block off rubber tubing.
spatula
metal or porcelain; used to transfer solid chemicals
scoopula
metal or porcelain; used to transfer solid chemicals, has a larger capacity compared to spatula.
stirring rod and rubber policeman
glass with rubber sleeve; used to stir, assist in pouring liquids, and for removing precipitates from a container.
test-tube brush
bristles with wire handle; used to scrub small diameter glassware.
test-tube holder
spring metal; used to hold test tubes or glass tubing.
test-tube rack
wood or plastic; holds test tubes in a vertical position.
test tube
glass; common sizes small(13 mm x 100 mm), medium(20mm x 150mm), large(25x200mm); may be heated.
thermometer
mercury in glass; common range -10 degrees celcius to 110 degrees celcius.
triangular file
metal; used to scratch glass tubing prior to breaking to desired length.
tripod
iron; used to support containers of chemicals above the flame of the burner.
volumetric pipet
glass; common sizes are 10mL, 25mL; used to measure solution volumes accurately; must not be heated.
watch glass
glass; used to cover evaporating dish or beaker.
wide-mouth bottle
glass; used with pneumatic trough.
wire gauze
used to spread heat of a burner flame.