Laboratory glassware | examples


There are many different kinds of laboratory glassware items:

Examples of glassware containers include:

  • Beakers are simple cylindrical shaped containers used to hold reagents or samples.
  • Flasks are narrow-necked glass containers, typically conical or spherical, used in a laboratory to hold reagents or samples. Examples flasks include the Erlenmeyer flask, Florence flask, and Schlenk flask.
  • Bottles are containers with narrow openings generally used to store reagents or samples. Small bottles are called vials.
  • Jars are cylindrical containers with wide openings that may be sealed. Bell jars are used to contain vacuums.
  • Test tubes are used by chemists to hold, mix, or heat small quantities of solid or liquid chemicals, especially for qualitative experiments and assays
  • Desiccators of glass construction are used to dry materials or keep material dry.
  • Glass evaporating dishes, such as watch glasses, are primarily used as an evaporating surface (though they may be used to cover a beaker.)
  • Glass Petri dishes are used to culture living cells.
  • Microscope slides are thin strips used to hold items under a microscope.

Examples of glassware used for measurements include:

  • Graduated cylinders are cylindrical containers used for volumetric measurements.
  • Volumetric flasks are for measuring a specific volume of fluid.
  • Burettes are used to disperse precise amounts of liquid reagents.
  • Glass pipettes are used to transfer precise quantities of fluids.
  • Glass Ebulliometers are used to accurately measure the boiling point of liquids.

Other examples of glassware includes: