Labware are the most common utensils and appliances that you need while performing hands-on activities in a laboratory. The utensils and apparatus depends upon the type of laboratory you are in and the experiment you are going to perform. Labware guides and charts can be downloaded from the RESOURCES page. The most common apparatus and utensils used in a lab are:


Balances - to measure the mass of a reagent or product

Beakers, Erlenmeyer flasks - to contain reactions or to hold liquid samples

Bunsen burners, hot plates, hot water baths - heat sources

Burettes - for adding a precise volume of a liquid

Clamp stands - to support a piece of equipment or a part of it that is otherwise unstable

Desiccators - to preserve a substance in a moisture-free environment

Droppers - for adding a very small amount of liquid, drop by drop

Fume hoods - to ventilate harmful gases

Funnels - for funneling or for filtering

Graduated cylinders - to measure an amount of liquid

Kipp's apparatus - to produce a reagent gas (e.g. H2S) in a controlled manner

Pipettes - to dispense small and precise amount of liquid samples

Spectrophotometers - to measure the absorbance and transmittance of a liquid sample

Test tube holders, tongs - for holding test tubes and beakers that should not or cannot be touched.

Test tube stands - for keeping a few test tubes upright

Test tubes - for holding small samples or for containing small-scale reactions.

Volumetric flasks - to make precise dilutions

Wash bottles - for dispensing small quantities of distilled water

Watch glasses - a cover for beakers; sometimes used as an evaporating dish

Wire gauges, clay triangles - to support a container while it is heating


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