Themes > Science > Chemistry > Analytical Chemistry > Lab EquipmentLab equipment is an important part of chemistry and science in general. In this pageyou will learn about lab equipment and its uses. Name Description Picture Used to hold and heat liquids. Multipurpose andBeaker essential in the lab. Bottles can be ued for storage, for mixing and forBottle displaying. Bunsen burners are used for heating andBunsen exposing items to flame. They have many moreBurner uses than a hot plate, but do not replace a hot plate. The buret is used in titrations to measureBuret precisely how much liquid is used. Crucibles are used to heat small quantities to veryCrucible high temperatures. The Erlenmeyer Flask is used to heat and store liquids. The advantage to the Erlenmeyer Flask isErlenmeyer that the bottom is wider than the top so it will heatFlask quicker because of the greater surface area exposed to the heat.
Evaporating The Evaporating Dish is used to heat andDish evaporate liquids. The Florence Flask is used for heating subtances that need to be heated evenly. The bulbed bottomFlorence allows the heat to distribute through the liquidFlask more evenly. The Florence Flask is mostly used in distillation experiments. Food Coloring is used in many experiments toFood Coloring show color change and to make the experiment more exciting. The Funnel is a piece of eqipment that is used in the lab but is not confined to the lab. The funnelFunnel can be used to target liguids into any container so they will not be lost or spilled. The Microspatula, commonly called a spatula, isMicrospatula used for moving small amounts of solid from place to place. The Mortar and Pestle are used to crush solidsMortar and into powders for experiments, usually to betterPestle dissolve the solids. Paper Towels are essential to the labPaper Towels environment. They will be used in almost every lab.
The pipet is used for moving small amounts ofPipet liquid from place to place. They are usually made of plastic and are disposable Ring stands are used to hold items being heated. Clamps or rings can be used so that items may beRing Stand placed above the lab table for heating by bunsen burners or other items. The stir rods are used to stir things. They areStir Rod usually made of glass. Stir Rods are very useful in the lab setting. Stoppers come in many different sizes. The sizes are from 0 to 8. Stoppers can have holes forStopper thermometers and for other probes that may be used.Test tube The test tube brush is used to easily clean theBrush inside of a test tube.Test tube The holder is used to hold test tubes when theyHolder are hot and untouchable. The testtube rack is used to hold testtubes whileTest tube reactions happen in them or while they are notRack needed.
The thermometer is used to take temperature of oThermometer solids, liquids, and gases. They are usually in C, o but can also be in F Tongs are used to hold many different things suchTongs as flasks, crucibles, and evaporating dishes when they are hot. The triangle is used to hold crucibles when theyTriangle are being heated. They usually sit on a ring stand The Volumetric flask is used to measure oneVolumetric specific volume. They are mostly used in mixingFlask solutions where a one liter or one half a liter is needed. The watch glass is used to hold solids when beingWatch Glass weighed or transported. They should never be heated. Information provided by: http://library.thinkquest.org