Chemistry Lab Equipment Uses
Chemistry lab is the place where sensitive liquids are mixed, researched and experimented for derivations and possible inventions. Like every other lab chemistry lab too has certain special tools and equipments for exclusive chemistry based experiments. Mentioned below are the various chemistry lab equipments and their respective uses. Take a look:
Beakers refer to the large, glass sized cups used for holding large amounts of solution. Generally, these are made up of plastic or tempered glass and has wide mouth for pouring the solutions easily. Most often these beakers are used for experiments like chromatography.
Vials are the smaller versions of beaker and are used for holding or measuring small amount of liquids. These are generally used when a liquid is needed to be added in the form of small droplets.
Test tubes refer to the long glass tubes used for observing reactions or heating chemicals.
Pipets are the tiny disposable equipments used for adding droplets of a liquid in another vessel like a beaker, flask or vial. These tools have to be discarded after each use as there is no way to clean it thoroughly after a use.
The Erlenmeyer Flask
The Erlenmeyer flask resembles a lot to a beaker, with the only difference that it has a narrow mouth opening so as to put a stopper onto its mouth. It is used for heating chemicals and maintaining the vapor within the vessel.
A centrifuge is an equipment which spins at such a rapid speed that the materials within the vial solutions separate. It so happens that the heavier objects settle down to the bottom of the vial while the lighter material afloat at the top. It is often used while doing a DNA analysis.