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LABORATORY and SAFETY

EQUIPMENT AND THEIR


FUNCTIONS
Goggles
Most important
piece of lab
equipment
Protects eyes

from broken
glass, chemicals,
and flames.
Lab Aprons

Protects clothes from chemicals


Eye Wash

Rinse eyes for 15-20 min. if exposed to


chemicals
Fire Blanket

Wrap around a person whose clothes or


hair have caught on fire (then they should
drop and roll)
Shower

If a chemical is spilled over a large part of


the body (all over clothes or legs)
Beaker

May be heated
Used to hold or

mix chemicals
Stirring Rod

Glass rod used


for stirring
BE CAREFUL!

They break
easily
Erlenmeyer Flask

May be heated
Used for mixing

chemicals
Graduated Cylinder

Measures

volumes of
liquids
Test Tube
May be heated
Holding small

amounts of
chemicals
For small

reactions
Wire Gauze

Spreads out the


heat produced
by a Bunsen
burner
Can place a

beaker on top
Test Tube Holder

DUHHHHH

It holds a test tube


Test Tube Rack

Holds test tubes


in a vertical
position.
Allows for clear

sight.
Drying rack
Ring Stand

Multi-purpose, mostly used as a support to


heat chemicals and hold burets.
Funnel

Holds filter paper for filtering solutions.


Transferring liquids to smaller narrow
necked containers.
Ring Clamp

One side clamps to ring stand. Place wire


gauze on ring and it will hold beakers and
flasks for heating. Can hold small beakers
or funnels.
Watch Glass

Used as a beaker cover


Can be used to place small amounts of
chemicals on
(looks like a contact lens)
Evaporating Dish

Holds small
volumes of
liquids being
evaporated.
Plastic Wash Bottle

Dispenses water for


rinsing equipment
Crucible and Lid

Holds small amounts


of chemicals for
heating at high
temperatures.
Clay Triangle

Supports a crucible in a ring stand


apparatus.
Crucible Tongs

Pickup and
hold small hot
items like a
crucible.
Forceps

Used to pick up
small items.
Bunsen Burner (&
Striker)

Controls release of natural gas for burning.


Tubing connects to gas source.
Striker with flint is used to ignite the burner
(or matches).
Electronic Balance

Measures

mass in
grams
Rubber Stopper

Covers test tube for mixing


Scoopula

Used to transfer solids from one container


to another
Test Tube Brush

Cleans out a test tube


Thermometer

Takes temperature (in Celsius)


Pipette

Used for measuring very small volumes of


liquids