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Laboratory Apparatus

Laboratory Apparatus

Listed here are some of the common pieces of apparatus that you will be working with in the laboratory. You should be able to name all the apparatus listed here as well as make a simple sketch of it.

Item

Photo

Sketch

Beaker

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Flask

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Test tubes

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Bunsen burner

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Measuring cylinder

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Pipette

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Watch glass

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Thermometer

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Funnel

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The following image shows the correct setup for heating liquids on a Bunsen burner:

When reading any instrument (such as a measuring cylinder, a pipette, etc.) always make sure that the instrument is level and that your eye is at the level of the top of the liquid.

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