Laboratory Equipments

the time of viewing. Items commonly observed with compound microscopes include plant or animal cells and bacteria.



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 have wide mouth for pouring the solutions easily. Most often these beakers are used for experiments like chromatography.

Test tubes refer to the long glass tubes used for observing reactions or heating chemicals.

Test Tubes

Used for spreading the heat of a burner (flame).

Wire Gauze

A compound microscope allows the user to view specimens too small for the human eye to discern. Slides hold the specimen and often come prepared and stained ahead of time. Slide preparation can also occur at

Test Tube Brush

Spring Balance Used for measuring the mass of the materials.Magnifying Glass It is used for viewing the minute objects. Filter Paper It is used for separating the liquid and the precipitate. It is used to clean the test tube. Forceps . Stirring Rod It is used for mixing the liquids or distribution of heat in a liquid by stirring.

Centrifuge It is used for separating the materials of varying densities from a colloid.Watch Glass It is used for holding small samples of the substances on which the experiment is performed.. It is used for holding or picking up small objects. Test-tube Holders It is used for holding the test tubes Pipette It is used for transferring one substance into another by measuring. Thermometer . Wash Bottle It is used for dispensing small quantities of distilled water.

Erlenmeyer flask The Erlenmeyer Flask is used to heat and store liquids. but do not replace a hot plate. . They have many more uses than a hot plate. Test tube Rack It is used for measuring the temperature. The advantage to the Erlenmeyer Flask is that the bottom is wider than the top so it will heat quicker because of the greater surface area exposed to the heat. Bunsen burner Bunsen burners are used for heating and exposing items to flame. The test tube rack is used to hold test tubes while reactions happen in them or while they are not needed.Tripod It is a three-legged stand that supports the wire gauze while heating. Evaporating Dish The Evaporating Dish is used to heat and evaporate liquids.

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