There is a variety of laboratory glassware used for carrying out scientific experiments in the laboratories. You can find the glassware in various scientific places such as science labs.
There are many areas of application where there is wide usage of different types of lab glassware items. These include volumetric measuring, storing chemicals, mixing solutions, heating, boiling, cooling, refining, and many more.
Some of the common lab glassware equipment are as follows-
Condensers– it is a device that is used to cool down the hot liquid and turn the substance from its gaseous to liquid form. They are referred as the heat exchangers.
Funnels– it is a conical shaped device that consist of a small hole at the top of the funnel. Through this hole, one can easily drain out the substance either in or out.
Desiccators– it is an enclosure, which consist of a desiccant which preserves moisture-sensitive items. It keeps the materials dry and moisture free.
Glass tubes– these are hollow or cylindrical pieces of borosilicate glassware that are commonly used in the laboratories. Glass tubing is available in various sizes. It is usually attached to rubber stoppers.
Glass pipettes- also known as a chemical dropper, it is used to transfer some quantity of fluids.
Test tubes– it is a sample tube that is used for mixing, heating and holding small quantities of solid or liquid chemicals. These are particularly used for carrying out various types of experiments. They are available in various sizes.
As these glasswares are used for carrying out various types of experiments in the laboratory, therefore, these equipment should be of high quality material so that it can’t harm others. In addition, it is advisable to handle them very carefully by wearing some of the lab protection covers, so that in case of accidental situation you are safe from these chemicals.